Backpacks for children in crisis

Containing comfort items

A Bag Full of Belonging

Over the last three years, the number of children receiving crisis intervention in Alberta has risen by 30%.

With a monthly average of over 10,000 at-risk youth cases being managed by government child services programs, children and youth need your help more than ever.

Many of these kids have been displaced from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs or a garbage bag stuffed with their belongings. The despair and hopelessness a child can feel in this moment may last a lifetime. This is where we come in.

I Belong Bags’ goal is to remind every child in crisis that they belong and matter, by giving them a backpack filled with comfort and essential items. This impactful gesture will disrupt the chain of trauma one bag at a time.

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Thank you to our primary sponsor, Sentinel Storage, for providing the storage lockers we use to store, build and distribute backpacks.
Inspire your friends, family and community to donate in-kind items. Collect for us and deliver to one of our three Sentinel Storage locations or email us to arrange a pick up:

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