Two sisters, with no last name…

Gaziantep, Turkey: All that is known about the girls (pictured above) were a few comments made by a woman who was by the ambulance when the girls were loaded up and rushed to a hospital. “They’re Syrian sisters, I don’t see the parents”. February, 2023 Turkish rescue workers can only assume that the parents of theseContinue reading “Two sisters, with no last name…”


Special Update! 25th April, 2023 Backpack4kids is pleased to announce that we have secured the necessary permissions to enter the relief camp near Gaziantep Turkey. BP4K Team members are currently in route to disperse $26,000 in funds provided through donations made by you to our special Turkish earthquake response. Background Following the devastating earthquakes onContinue reading “BP4k SENDS VOLUNTEERS TO TURKEY”

BP4K’s 1st US Volunteer Build A Backpack Day

BP4K’s launches US operations: On Saturday, March 4th, 2023, BP4K hosted a “Build-a-backpack-day,” at our new Louisville Operations center located at Bowman Airfield in Louisville KY. Over 600 backpacks were built in a little over 3 hours. A very special thanks to you for your donations and to our volunteers who got it all done.Continue reading “BP4K’s 1st US Volunteer Build A Backpack Day”

BP4K sends 265 backpacks to Turkey via the UPS foundation

Thanks to the UPS Foundation: On February 16th, 2023, we shipped 265 of your backpacks to the disaster area. Additionally we have raised over 20k for relief efforts. We would like to thank the @UPSFoundation for providing space on their recent aid relief flight to Turkey for our backpacks. What happens to the bags? TogetherContinue reading “BP4K sends 265 backpacks to Turkey via the UPS foundation”

BP4K is now an American Red Cross Partner!

Hard work and staying focused pays off…. On behalf of the Trustees, it is a pleasure to announce Operation BackPack4Kids is now an American Red Cross partner. This partnership will allow BP4K access to the Red Cross emergency services network so that we can asses emergencies and disasters throughout North America and respond when weContinue reading “BP4K is now an American Red Cross Partner!”

BP4K Moves forward…

8 December, 2022 1. Our sincere apologies for such a huge gap between updates. We have been working everyday to transition BP4K to a long term nonprofit corporation. With that comes a huge learning curve, as our leadership works for free, and in most all cases learning as we go! 2. We have officially movedContinue reading “BP4K Moves forward…”

BP4K: November Update

BP4K is so happy to show off our new transport van we helped sponsor. Every single week this van leaves Germany for Poland and the Ukraine border… loaded with backpacks, food, clothes, household supplies. Whatever has been donated or is available is taken to people and children who desperately need it. When our small operationContinue reading “BP4K: November Update”

BP4K Partners With Blue and Yellow Cross

OCTOBER 31, 2022 Several major changes are taking place at BP4K: NEW PARTNERSHIPEffective today, BP4K are now in a formal partnership with Blue and Yellow Crosses a.k.a. Blau-Gelbes Kreuz (BGK). This partnership will allow BP4K 24-7 usage of BGK’s warehouse facility in Cologne. Backpacks that we ship to or build in Germany will now beContinue reading “BP4K Partners With Blue and Yellow Cross”

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