Backpack Project - 07/22/10
The Backpack Project was created so that hungry and frightened children in the Oure Cassoni refugee camp in Chad could attend schools run by our partner, the International Rescue Committee. JWW has distributed over 15,000 backpacks filled with shoes, books, school supplies, soap and toothpaste to school-aged children. The backpacks have allowed each child to make the most of school under the most difficult of circumstances. Each backpack also contained something intangible, but essential to their well-being: hope.