Windermere Professional Partners

Col­lect­ing Back­packs for The For­got­ten Youth Foundation’s Team Back­pack of Tacoma!

April 13, 2017

From February 21st through March 31st 2017, Windermere Professional Partners held a backpack drive to collect backpacks and monetary donations to support The Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Team Backpack of Tacoma!

Team Backpack was founded in 2012 by Nicole Ward, (pictured above with her adorable Blue Heeler Max, the official mascot of Team Backpack!) who saw a need to help those in the community that seem to be forgotten. Out of 8,800 high school students enrolled in Tacoma public schools, 6% are documented as homeless or living without residence. By putting together backpacks, Team Backpack helps teens focus on school, brings just a little comfort, and changes lives one backpack at a time. These backpacks are used to house hygiene products, snacks, hats, gloves and various other supplies.

Windermere Professional Partners collected 109 Backpacks and $1,350 (Which Team Backpack used to purchase 193 Backpacks) for a grand total of 302 Backpacks!

If you’d like to learn more about The Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Team Backpack of Tacoma and how you can get involved, check out their website and Facebook page! You can also contact them at!