Rallying our communities and the children within them to help children in need.
Our goal is to end family homelessness across our nation. Stephen’s Backpacks Society has become a powerful agent of change for children and families in need across Southern Alberta. Through the variety of support programs we have been able to provide through generous donations from our local community and corporations worldwide, we have taken over 30 families permanently off the street and deliver more than 6000 backpacks in 2018 filled with basic necessities for school, personal hygiene, footwear and toys.
In January of 2008, Stephen’s Backpacks Society was officially formed. Our overall goal is to continue the good work that was begun during the Christmas season of 2006. We recognize and expect that in order to remain effective, we will need to continually strive to find creative ways to reach out to our communities. When Stephen McPhee spoke of a dream to help children in need, we recognized that this was not just a dream, but a vision of how things could be. We now consider ourselves charged with the task of casting that vision before us and our communities so that we can bring hope and support to those in need in our community. Our inspiration? The simple fact is that if a six year old can envision a way to have an impact on his community, so can anyone else.