Backpack Brigade Gets Keiki Off to Right Start in School
Every child deserves to attend school equipped with proper supplies. The volunteer extraordinaire members of The Kaua‘i Guild, affectionately known as the Guildas, make sure that happens each year.
The Guildas are the driving force of the Backpack Brigade, a program on Kaua‘i that is now being launched statewide on all islands through CFS.
The Backpack Brigade started in 2007 to fill backpacks with school supplies for keiki whose families could not otherwise afford to do so – more than 140 of them this year.
Prior to each school year, CFS staff members compile a list of keiki in need of supplies, giving the Guildas their schools, grades and possibly special needs. The Guildas go in search of the school lists, since every school and grade is different, supplied in the community’s retail stores to start their incredible shopping experiences.
To donate to help provide backbacks filled with school supplies to youth on your island, please contact CFS at 808.543.8413.