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Backpacks of Hope for Haiti is currently the main focus of PAC-Haiti. Denis Atis grew up in Haiti and knows first hand what it is like to be a child raised in poverty. He and his siblings had one backpack between the 5 of them and this made it difficult to keep their school work protected in the harsh elements. It was his vision to collect gently used or new backpacks in America and distribute them to the children in Haiti.
By giving to this project, you will help children in Haiti succeed in school. Many children in Haiti do not get the chance for an education and those who do, usually do not have backpacks to carry books and supplies. Extreme heat, sweat, dust, rain, and long walks to school tend to ruin books and notebooks very quickly. This has a huge impact on the children's school performance, causing many of them to fail and continues the cycle of being trapped in poverty.
We collect year round but our main drive is May through September. We take gently used backpacks(zippers work, no holes, etc.) or new backpacks. If you would like to become a PAC Partner and help us collect, please go to the Contact Us page and let us know!