CWS Welcome Backpacks

When neighbors around the world are forced to leave their homes and begin a new life in various parts of the U.S., they often travel with few material possessions. Welcome Backpacks is how we ensure our newly arriving neighbors have essentials like food, water, blankets, hygiene items and a warm welcome home.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Backpack – 17″
  • All-season blanket – 50″ x 60″
  • Coloring book
  • Crayons – 24 pack
  • 2 pads of paper – 8.5″ x 11″
  • 3 pens
  • 1 two-pocket folder
  • 5 fruit leather strips
  • 4 protein bars
  • 10 granola bars
  • 6 fruit & grain bars
  • 4 trail mix pouches – 1.75 oz
  • 1 reusable travel water bottle – 24 oz
  • 2 bottles hand sanitizer – 2 oz
  • 1 Chapstick
  • 10 hair ties
  • 1 small travel hairbrush
  • 4 toothpaste/toothbrush packs
  • 3 packs of tissues
  • 10 disposable masks
  • 1 travel deodorant
  • 10 tampons
  • 10 sanitary napkins
  • 1 pack of cleaning/baby wipes
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Please do not enclose money other extra items inside the kits!

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