Approaching Backpack # 4,000

***UPDATE, September 22nd***As we close in on backpack number 4,000… that’s right, almost 4,000 backpacks delivered through Operation BackPack4Kids… we cannot rest on our accomplishments. There are still hundreds of thousands of refugee children displaced in Europe. We are in this for the long haul. Running a legitimate, vetted nonprofit requires the energy of aContinue reading “Approaching Backpack # 4,000”

Operation Backpack4Kids receives $25,000 IPA Foundation Grant

A grassroots effort launched by IPA B747 First Officer Bill Vaughan to aid Ukrainian child refugees has now helped thousands of children in need. Today, the IPA Foundation presented Operation Backpack4Kids, a 501.c.3 organization, with a $25,000 check to aid in its efforts to provide backpacks filled with essential and comfort items to displaced UkrainianContinue reading “Operation Backpack4Kids receives $25,000 IPA Foundation Grant”

Transporting medicine across Europe….

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 John Bone discovers Ukraine Air Rescue People with compassion for others, do good things, even when it’s not always convenient or fun. Meet retired Delta 777 Captain John Bone of Florida. John said he woke up one morning and watching the news and said he felt like he needed to doContinue reading “Transporting medicine across Europe….”

BP4K Donation Match, Looking to the Future, and an Update from Kyiv

BP4K $20,000 Donation drive a success! On Monday, June 13th, 2022, BP4K received a donation that brought our $20,000 donation matching opportunity to the finish line. Thank you all for your support. We continue to accept donations that fund not only our Ukraine operations but expansion to other areas around the globe where our organizationContinue reading “BP4K Donation Match, Looking to the Future, and an Update from Kyiv”

BP4K has delivered over 700 backpacks in Ukraine

700+ Backpacks If there was a Guinness book of world records for nonprofits, Operation BackPack4Kids would hold a few! Against the odds, your small Mom & Pop outfit has now delivered over 700 backpacks to children INSIDE the Ukraine. Every single day, 24 hours a day, someone, somewhere is working on this project. It isContinue reading “BP4K has delivered over 700 backpacks in Ukraine”

Only 1 week remains for our $20,000 donation match!!

BP4K’s $20,000 donation drive is 1 week away from wrapping up. To date we are a little over half way to our goal. Click here to donate now. BP4K at work in Cologne: May 19th, 2022: Jackie and I [Bill V.] made 100 backpacks today, 100 candy bags, and 80 hygiene kits. We had aContinue reading “Only 1 week remains for our $20,000 donation match!!”

Our 1,000th Backpack…

A mission outside of Cologne On Thursday, May 12th, 2022, BP4K Founder and Executive Director William Vaughan headed to the outskirts of Cologne to hand out BP4K backpacks. He brought a lady named Olja and our official 1,000th backpack with him. Backpack 1,000 A few weeks ago we asked Cassandra to prepare backpack number 1,000.Continue reading “Our 1,000th Backpack…”