Winter Backpack Challenge

Dallas Hope Charities is the outreach arm of Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas. Our mission is to mobilize and inspire a vibrant, inclusive and progressive volunteer force to bring tangible positive transformation to the lives of all who are marginalized.

winter backpacks for the homelessIn November of 2017 (exact dates to be announced), the Dallas Public Library and its partners, the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and the Homeless Engagement & Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) collect backpacks filled with essential items for those who live in Dallas and will be experiencing homelessness during the cold winter months.

DonorsĀ are asked to drop off a new or gently used backpack (one with typical, daily use) any of theĀ Dallas Public Library locations. In addition to the backpacks, we encourage you to donate additional items that are helpful during the colder months. Suggestions:

  • Warm blankets
  • Warm socks
  • Warm hats
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • Books
  • Notes of encouragement

See all of the Dallas Public Library locations on the interactive map below to find the drop off point closest to you. For more information, please use the buttons to the right or left to contact us.

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