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    Inspired recently by Rikas backpacks for homeless I started looking into how I can put a challenge out to everyone in the coupon world to use their talents to help others. The Mustard Seed asks for backpacks for winter to help keep homeless men and women safer from the weather.

    I am challenging everyone to make one backpack along with myself. Once you have gathered what your able to afford to I will pick it up from you and complete the backpack and deliver them. I do ask you give a full effort to complete one on your own as I can not afford alot of extras. Every year my kids donate what would be their christmas presents to go towards others in need, and after talking with them last night they agreed to help make the homeless have a better and warmer christmas with these backpacks.

    ~~Winter Backpacks~~


    Please include all of the following in a backpack with this checklist attached. Please make items gender neutral or mark if its womens or mens.

    ~Backpack
    ~Wool/thermal socks
    ~Soap
    ~$5 Coffee gift card
    ~Gloves, toque & scarf
    ~Deodorant
    ~Lip balm
    ~Toilet paper
    ~Travel toothbrush & toothpaste
    ~Emergency candle and matches
    ~2 Bus tickets
    ~Small, warm blanket (attach to outside if it won't fi t inside.)
    ~Pocket hand warmers

    ~~Coffee Drive~~

    The Mustard Seed serves over 1,600 cups of coffee and tea every day! I am also collecting the following items if anyone has anything to contribute I will gladly pick up and deliver.
    • Ground coffee
    • Sugar
    • Powdered creamer
    • Black tea
    • Artificial sweetener

    ~~Wish List (Ongoing Needs)~~ I am also gathering the following items to donate as well..once again please let me know if you have anything to contribute!


    Toiletries (Most Urgently Needed):

    • Men's socks and underwear
    • Shaving cream
    • Deodorant
    • Razors
    • Foot powder
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

    Miscellaneous Items:

    • Blankets and sleeping bags (Urgently Needed)
    • dish soap
    • Laundry soap
    • Baby wipes
    • Pampers (any size)

    ~~Winter Wish List~~
    • Wool blankets
    • Sleeping bags
    • Winter coats
    • Gloves
    • Long underwear
    • Backpacks
    • Wool/thermal socks
    • Travel mugs
    • Feminine hygiene products
    This thread is currently associated with: Pampers
    Last edited by Blk_rose; Thu, Nov 24th, 2011 at 04:16 PM.

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    I love this idea. Count me in.
    Do you have a deadline you would like everyone to have the backpack ready?
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    I would love to have them delivered December 20..this gives the mustard seed time to hand them out as xmas presents

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    Hey count me in... I'll try to get it done by the end of nov
    Xmas is a time of giving and sharing!!
    A huge thumbs up to you and everyone who does this too

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    I'm not sure I could do a whole one but I will definitely let you know if I have any extra items we won't be using at home, or am able to find a good deal on something to donate!

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    I'm not sure where I stand on donating for this, just because I donate decent amounts of other things elsewhere. However I do want to mention that a couple of weeks ago Staples had wicked deals on leftover back to school backpacks. I bought my daughter one for $1.50, not the type you'd want for this project (those inner city folks probably wouldn't find a pink child's backpack so useful) but for $10 I got a $35 backpack for myself the the laptop spot and stuff, so they have different backpacks for different prices, it's worth checking out if you don't have a backpack and need to buy one to donate.

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    Thank you very much for the info..I been wondering where I could find some backpacks that wont bankrupt me!

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    I can't participate this year, though I usually do gather stuff for the mustard seed at Christmas. It just isn't going to work this year.

    I wanted to mention though that any clothing should be dark or neutral colors. Many don't like to stand out, and high end name brand stuff tends to either get stolen or they get accused of having stolen it. Not so much fun for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orual View Post
    I can't participate this year, though I usually do gather stuff for the mustard seed at Christmas. It just isn't going to work this year.

    I wanted to mention though that any clothing should be dark or neutral colors. Many don't like to stand out, and high end name brand stuff tends to either get stolen or they get accused of having stolen it. Not so much fun for them.
    This is good to know, thanks for the info.
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    Aww what a great idea.

    Would love to see you in a photo at the mustard seed with some of the staff surrounded by the back packs


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    Winners also has some of their leftover backpacks on sale.

    I hope to donate a bunch of stuff to Rika and I am working on my SPCA gift but I hope that everyone has a good time and a lot of people participate. Maybe if you can only donate a few items you can drop them off at BLKROSE so she can use them to fill in any gaps.

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    Hi Blk-rose,
    I will fill a backpack(maybe two!) for your challenge, hope to have it ready for the end of November.

    I was at Giant Tiger today and they had a bunch of backpacks on clearance for $3.

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    WOW thats an amazing price. Thank you very much..I am going to go take a look at our locol one too now! And here I been worried about the cost of backpacks more then anything else lol

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    I think I have several one load wash samples of different laundry detergents, would that be something beneficial to throw one of each into a backpack? It would give the people something to do a load of laundry with if they can access facilities.

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