Friday, December 30, 2011

Blessings in a Backpack 3rd Annual Girls Night Out

Friday, Feb 3rd, 2012
5:00PM – 8:30PM
At the Harley-Davidson Fort Myers

$35 via online donation or $40 at the door.

Come out and support Blessings in a Backpack of Lee County while enjoying another one of our fabulous Girls’ Night Out events! If you haven’t had the chance to experience this in the past, just look at the photos below to see how much fun we have. We’d love for you to join our family and help support a great cause!

You will experience: amazing wines, hair styling tips, make up application and ideas, massage, professional photo's on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a vendor alley where you can shop with local vendors.

You can purchase tickets online here


Blessings in a Backpack is a 501C (3) non-profit organization. This unique program is designed to provide weekend nourishment to children grades K-5 in Title 1 schools who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program. The program started within the Jefferson County Schools area in Louisville, Kentucky in 2005. Stan Curtis, the program founder, saw a need to help nourish the less fortunate children in our public school system, so that they could learn at the same rate as their classmates. By providing them with food over the weekend, it would increase the odds of educational success. Blessings in a Backpack started with three elementary schools in Kentucky and now serves over 50 schools across the nation.

Food is distributed through a network of volunteers and school officials on Fridays before the children leave for the weekend. The program serves children grades K-5 within Title 1 Elementary Public Schools. All students served are recipients of the national Free and Reduced Meal/Lunch program. Most of our recipients are in a household with a single parent or with parents who are classified as working poor, those individuals who are employed but don’t earn enough to make ends meet.

Our weekend backpacks include ready to eat food items: Fruit Roll Ups, Pop Tarts, Lemonade and other drink mix packs, Instant Noodles, Peanut Butter, Macaroni and Cheese, Rice, Beans, Granola, Pasta, Instant Potatoes, Dry Cereal, etc. All food choices are kid friendly. This means the food distributed is healthy, light in weight and easy for children of all ages to carry, easy to make, and non-perishable. We rely on private donors such as you to purchase this food, as well as supermarkets which give us a substantial discount.

A donation of just $80.00 feeds a child for an entire school year. Contributions are tax-deductible and qualify for a tax credit for food pantries and other food programs.

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