Backpack Challenge 2018

13th Annual Backpack Challenge

July 23 – 27, 2018

Extended to Friday, August 3!

2018 Goal
Backpacks Donated to Date
Percentage of Goal Donated to Date

“No one would believe how special a backpack would be to a child. When our children receive backpacks, they all become excited. To some, it means ‘I am a big boy or girl going to school for the first time.’ To others, it signifies the beginning of a new school year. The backpacks we receive are also a blessing to our parents who often struggle to provide the back-to-school items their child needs. We appreciate the work that you do Cradles to Crayons — thank you so much!”

– Cradles to Crayons Service Partner

“Thank you for all of the things you gave us. It blew my mind away
to another galaxy.”

– Amol, age 11

Since 2006, we’ve collected over 26,000 backpacks and supplies for homeless and foster care children in DE, NJ, and PA. Last year we collected 5,345 backpacks! That’s 5,345 kids who can begin their first day of school with pride and confidence.


This year we are again collecting filled backpacks for homeless and foster kids across the tri-state and Lehigh Valley areas. Every kid deserves their very own backpack and supplies to start their school year.


Your $20 donation will help give a kid a new, filled backpack to start the year and keep that backpack full with enough supplies for the entire school year. A child that is comfortable to go back to school and prepared for the entire school year is a child that can achieve in school.


Once again, for every 50 backpacks collected by a department or sales office, BHHS Fox & Roach will donate an additional 5 backpacks to be included in your total!


All donated backpacks are distributed by Cradles to Crayons to their network of approved service partners.

3 Ways to Donate!
Promote Your Backpack Drive with Posters and More!

Need Inspiration?

Check out the results and photos from 2017!

Thank you to our Corporate Partners