Backpack Brigade

backpack 2 girlTiny Hands Foundation Announces the 2016 Back-to-School Backpack Brigade, August 6, 2016.

Aims to Provide 1,500 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Community Children in Need.
Sarasota, FL. – Tiny Hands Foundation, a non-profit foundation benefiting underprivileged children and families in Sarasota, Manatee, and Desoto Counties has announced the 2nd Annual

Back-to-School Backpack Brigade.
At 10am Saturday August 6, 2016, at the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237, the Tiny Hands Foundation along with the assistance of hundreds of friends, donors, sponsors, and volunteers will put together 1,500 new backpacks filled with school supplies to be given away to our community’s children 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 be 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 already struggling to make ends meet. If by providing a new backpack and school supplies, we can make a difference in one child’s life to help inspire a better future for him or her, it will make this worthwhile”, says Khleif.

The Tiny Hands Foundation, founded by Sarasota businessman and philanthropist Rod Khleif in 2001, leads several annual community children’s charitable initiatives that have benefited more than 40,000 community children and families in need. Tiny Hands Foundation’s Annual Charitable Initiatives include:

  • Back-to-School Backpack Brigade: Provides thousands of new Backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children 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.
  • Holiday Basket Brigade: Provides thousands of Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to community children and families in need.

Those who are interested to help the Tiny Hands Foundation with the 2015 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 dime goes towards the children’s backpacks and school supplies. Your generosity will be deeply appreciated. Tiny Hands Foundation is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.

Contact: Ron Trytek
Tiny Hands Foundation
Direct Phone: 941-343-8023
E-mail: ron@tinyhandsfoundation.org

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.

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