Winter Backpack Challenge

Dallas Hope Charities fulfills the outreach mission and the call for being aware of caring for those in need. Participation in our wide array of outreach opportunities is a great way to meet new people while uplifting the 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.

Donors are asked to drop off a new or gently used backpack (one with typical, daily use) any of the 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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