What does a backpack mean #forthekids?

This summer, we need to provide 200 kids experiencing homelessness a backpack with everything they need to succeed. For our youth experiencing homelessness, a backpack is more than a carrier of school supplies. Our kids live in unstable housing situations. Often times they have to pack up and relocate with just an hours notice. When all our kids know is instability, having a backpack of their own, to put their own cherished items in means the world to them. 

Whether our kids are entering kindergarten or starting their freshman year of college, in a classroom or at home, your contribution gives them the tools and confidence they need to begin their school year filled with hope!

Fill a backpack, end the cycle of homelessness

How to get involved

While we are unable to fill backpacks together in person this year, we can still come together to ensure our kids have backpacks from home!


Shop our Amazon Charity List

We have curated a list of items our kids will need for the start of the school year. With learning happening from “home” or in the classroom, our kids need these supplies to start their school year right. Click the button below to view some supplies. You can purchase from the list and they will be delivered directly to our PHA office.

Shop and Drop

Feeling a little cabin feverish? We get it. Many stores are opening up and it is a perfect excuse to get out of the new-daily routine and go shopping, with safe social distancing practices of course! Shop our list (Click here to view) and drop off at our PHA office.

Drop off school supplies and gift cards at our contact-free donation station at

1954 PLACENTIA AVE. #202, COSTA MESA, CA 92627 

We will be accepting donations Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Questions? Email us at volunteer@projecthopealliance.org

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