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Delivering a little comfort with The Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Team Backpack of Tacoma!

Community Post Professional Headshot of Community Post April 10, 2018

Windermere Professional Partners delivered a donation to support The Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Team Backpack of Tacoma on Friday, April 6! Through the end of March, REALTOR®s and staff collected backpacks, monetary donations, and helpful supplies to fill the backpacks. WPP’s delivery included 635 backpacks (more than double last year’s donation!) plus cash donations and supplies totaling $5,940—more than 4 times last year’s total!

Nicole Ward founded Team Backpack in 2012 because she saw a way she could help fulfil the needs of a portion of our community who seem to be forgotten. About 6% of students enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools high schools are identified as homeless or without a permanent residence. That’s more than 500 students who don’t have a place to call home. Team Backpack lends a hand by providing them with some of the everyday essentials so they’re able to focus on their studies. Donated backpacks filled with things like hygiene products, non-perishable snacks, hats, gloves and other supplies help to offer a little comfort.

Team Backpack is changing lives one backpack at a time. You can learn more about The Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Team Backpack of Tacoma and how you can get involved by visiting their website and Facebook page! You can also contact them at teambackpack2012@yahoo.com!

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