As we head in to our
2012-2013 distribution year we are looking for a lot of help
this year. We are hoping to be able to help over 1,000 children
this year get the backpacks that they need to go to school.
big news for this year was our expansion in to the Lycoming and
Bradford County area. With the help of Janie Hershey we were
able to expand in to these areas and help even more children.
friends at A.P. Wagner have already started sending donations
our way. They have already delivered at least 2 boxes of school
hope to get a lot of help this year because the cost of
backpacks will be approximately $5,500 to $6,000 and that is
just for the backpacks.
paperwork has been received from the IRS regarding our
Non-profit status. We have been approved so we are now a 501(c)3
certified Non-profit organization. This should help us with
getting grants and donations from major corporations like
Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc. Unfortunately these companies will not
even talk to you unless you have that paperwork. We have been
working on this for over 2 years and the time has finally come.
Thanks to Fink Law Office in Port Allegany for helping us
anyone would like to make a monetary donation they can send a
check or money order to To Fill A Backpack - Attn: Donations -
81 Burleson Avenue - Roulette, PA 16746. You can also make a
donation with a credit card by going to
www.tofillabackpack.org and click on the "Make A Donation By
Credit Card" at the bottom of the screen . This will take you to
a secure server where you can process your donation by credit