I am very excited to share with you that I will be working with Backpacks for the Homeless again this year to help fill backpacks and raise awareness for those in need locally in Ottawa. I heard about the initiative a few Christmases ago and was intrigued. I reached out to the founder, Ron Pitre, to learn more about the project and to see how I could be of assistance. After that meeting I committed to donate one backpack filled with essentials for every home I helped sell or buy annually.
How does it work?
If you decide you would like to fill a backpack an empty one will be provided to you from one of the pick up locations (TBA) across the city along with a list of needed essentials such as mitts, hats, socks, toiletries and snacks/treats. Then you go shopping to purchase the needed items, fill up the backpack, maybe include a personal note, then drop the filled bag off at one of the drop off locations. The campaign will launch late fall and the backpacks will be distributed on Christmas Eve to The Sheppard’s of Good Hope, The Mission and other drop-in centers around Ottawa.
Its that simple.