Kamrie has collected a total of 344 backpacks with her “Operation Backpack Happiness” project. She has donated backpacks to foster kids and other kids in need. She has been able to provide over 100 backpacks to elementary schools for their after school food program, helping to provide food to kids who struggle to find meals after school and on weekends.
Since Kamrie started this journey last summer, we have learned so much about homeless children and we feel that part of our duty is to not only help these kids but to educate others about the huge need in America.
FACT: There were over 18,000 children in Arkansas who were homeless at some point during 2012.
FACT: There are over 1.6 million homeless children in America right now.
FACT: There are over 15 children’s homes/orphanages just in the state of Arkansas.
If you own a business or work somewhere or go to church somewhere that would like to be a drop off point for next year’s backpack drive, please let us know! Thanks to everyone for helping Kamrie accomplish this “operation”! “If you can’t help 100, help JUST1”
If you live too far to drop off a backpack and would still like to help, you can click on any donation link on this website and make any dollar amount donation. Kamrie would be thrilled to pick out a backpack for you!