Backpack Brigade

backpack 2 girlThe Tiny Hands Foundation Announces the 2017 Back-to-School Backpack Brigade. Aims to Provide 1,600 Backpacks filled with School Supplies for Children in Need.

SARASOTA, FL – The Tiny Hands Foundation Announces the 2017 Back-to-School Backpack Brigade.

Aims to Provide 1,600 Backpacks filled with School Supplies for Children in Need.

Saturday August 5th 2017 at 10am: The Tiny Hands Foundation, together with the assistance of hundreds of volunteers, will fill 1,600 backpacks with school supplies to provide to community children in need. The event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237. Volunteers of all ages are invited to attend.

The Tiny Hands Foundation was founded by Sarasota businessman and philanthropist Rod Khleif in 2001, and leads several annual community children’s charitable initiatives that have benefited more than 45,000 community children and families in need.

“One in five children in our community is growing up beneath the poverty level. Families shouldn’t have to struggle financially so that their children can b¬¬e prepared to participate in their education. Children should not have to go without the supplies they need to succeed in school. Many of the families we’re helping are single parent families with multiple children: back-to-school expenses can be overwhelming for a family that is struggling to make ends meet. If by providing a new backpack and school supplies, we can make a difference in the life of one child to help inspire a better future for him or her, it will make this worthwhile”, says Khleif.

The Tiny Hands Foundation’s Annual Charitable Initiatives include:

  • Holiday Basket Brigade: Provides thousands of Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to community children and families in need.
  • Teddy Bear Brigade: Provides thousands of Teddy Bears for community police department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress.
  • Back-to-School Backpack Brigade: Provides thousands of new backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children in need.

Those who are interested to help the Tiny Hands Foundation with the 2017 Back-to-School Backpack Brigade can contact: Ron Trytek by phone at 941-343-8023 or email: Ron@TinyHandsFoundation.org they can also visit http://TinyHandsFoundation.org/Backpack-Brigade/ for more information. $25 sponsors a local child. $500 sponsors a classroom. Every donation goes towards the children’s backpacks and school supplies. Your generosity will be deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged. The Tiny Hands Foundation is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.

Contact: Ron Trytek
Direct Phone: 941-343-8023

The Tiny Hand’s Foundation’s core mission and initiatives have been developed towards improving the quality of impoverished children’s lives in Southwest Florida and around the world.

Founded by Sarasota businessman Rod Khleif in 2001, the Tiny Hands Foundation’s mission is simple – to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children in our community. We believe in fostering an exchange of generosity and gratitude between the fortunate and those who are in need.

We lead several charitable initiatives each year that provide assistance to local children and families that are most in need. During August the Back-to-School Backpack Brigade provides thousands of new backpacks filled with school supplies to school children. In November the Teddy Bear Brigade provides thousands of teddy bears for Sarasota and Bradenton Police Department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress. In December the Holiday Basket Brigade provides thousands of holiday gift baskets to families.

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Founded by Sarasota businessman Rod Khleif in 2001, the Tiny Hands Foundation’s mission is simple - to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children in our community. We believe in fostering an exchange of generosity and gratitude between the fortunate and those who are in need.
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