The Madwire team was thrilled to participate in "A Backpack of my Own" program for the 4th consecutive year. This program provides backpacks and school supplies to children in the Larimer County and Weld County Children's Services system who otherwise would not have access to these very critical elements of their education.
Each year, the Madwire team has been able increase the amount of backpacks donated, and this year, we broke our previous record of 126 backpacks donated, and provided 144 backpacks to children in need.
This volunteer project is a team favorite, and we couldn't be more proud to participate. This year was especially special being that COVID-19 has made the need even greater. Children and teenagers coming into foster care often arrive with nothing to call their own, and that can be especially challenging during the school year.
A few notes from the recipients:
"A note — I got a note again!! I love this. I keep it in my backpack all year."
- High School Girl
"The Madwire team is amazing! I love seeing all these backpacks on the stage. They are truly helping us stand in the gap with foster, adoptive, and kinship families in our community."
- Pastor Dary Northrop
"These backpacks are a huge blessing to our family. It helps the kids feel excitement for the coming school year."
- Foster Mom