Why Backpacks?

Before we started this company, we contacted as many organizations in Kingston as we could, to find out what the need was in our local community. The common need across the board for donations was backpacks. Backpacks are a significant benefit to people experiencing homelessness, because they provide a means of carrying the majority of their belongings. Oftentimes there are issues with belongings getting left behind, lost, or stolen, when people do not have consistent housing. The turnover rate for a backpack is much higher when people are using it for a large quantity of their belongings, and so there is a consistent need.