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…”

How our backpacks reach Poland and Ukraine

May 8th, 2022 Small nonprofits like ours fill the holes and meet direct needs. Without us, little things get left out. We will continue our mission, and NOTHING will stop us. So grateful for all our partners! If anyone deserves praise, it’s this guy… Milo. He’s one of several crazy, awesome, big hearted Ukrainians thatContinue reading “How our backpacks reach Poland and Ukraine”


On Thursday, BP4K traveled to two refugee centers on the outskirts of Cologne and handed out backpacks to children. Along comes Markus… Marcus Marcus came to Germany with his mother/grandmother when his father told them to leave Berezivka…it was no longer safe. This little boy has never, in his life, owned a lego set. IContinue reading “Lego’s”

Kateryna ** UPDATED**

UPDATE: June 2nd, 2022 A few weeks ago we brought you the story of a pregnant woman who came into Cologne and collapsed. (See below) Well, good news to report, a healthy 7lbs baby boy was delivered this morning in Cologne! His name is Alexander… and when he leaves the hospital, he and his motherContinue reading “Kateryna ** UPDATED**”

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A School in Zaporizhia, Ukraine

***PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT*** Today in Zaporizhia, Ukraine (110 miles from Maripol) at one of the only schools still trying to function… This principal gave out 25 of our backpacks to kids who are still coming to school. They asked if they could have 10 more…. Because 10 kids didn’t get one. Let that sinkContinue reading “A School in Zaporizhia, Ukraine”

BP4K Launches New In-House Donation Platform, & Thanks Cassandra

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 Operation Backpack4kids launched our in-house donation platform on Tuesday via backpack4kids.org. “Bringing donations in-house allows BP4K to significantly reduce the fees associated with mainstream crowdfunding platforms,” says Bill Vaughan, BP4K’s Global Director of Operations. Donors will initially be able to use any credit card of their choosing to place a donation.Continue reading “BP4K Launches New In-House Donation Platform, & Thanks Cassandra”

BP4K partners with Venmo for donations.

The team at Backpack4kids is pleased to announce a partnership with Venmo for donations to our organization. This is the first of many planned donation options being made available to you in order to maximize the efficiency of your contributions. Stay tuned for more…. Click here to donate using Venmo.

Our 1st Shipment Arrives in Germany

April 27th, 2022 ***SPECIAL UPDATE*** PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT! Our first FedEx shipment of backpacks has arrived in Cologne, cleared customs, and has been delivered to the RedCross warehouse. From humble beginnings with just an idea to help these suffering children anyway possible… Operation BackPack4Kids has transformed into a Global operating NonProfit Corporation in lessContinue reading “Our 1st Shipment Arrives in Germany”

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