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Starfish Backpack Program

Starfish Backpack Program

The Starfish Backpack Program was founded by the Abbotsford Rotary Club, who recognized that poverty and hunger continue over the weekend for many children in elementary school.  They named it The Starfish Program, after the Parable of the Starfish.  Deltassist is proud to be partnering with the North Delta Rotary to offer this Program within the community of Delta.

How It Works

ND Rotary LogoThe program is simple.  Backpacks are sent home each Friday, full of food for children and their families for the weekend during the school year.  Participating schools identify students who would benefit from a Starfish backpack.  Every Friday after school, students who are part of the Program pick up a backpack at their school and take it home. Monday morning the students return empty backpacks for refilling for the following Friday.

Currently we are piloting this program and supporting 5 children in one elementary school in North Delta.  Our hope is to continue to raise funds so that we can support many more children in multiple schools.

The cost of filling one backpack for one child every weekend throughout the school year is $525.  We rely on donations and sponsorship’s to be able to fill these backpacks.  The more donations and sponsorship’s we have, the more children we can feed.

Starfish Backpack Photo

If you would like to donate to this program to ensure that children in need do not go without over the weekends, please click the CanadaHelps icon below.

On that page, there is a drop-down where you can choose to make a donation to our “General” fund or the “Starfish Program”.

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More information on the Starfish Program is available on their website.

Deltassist Starfish Backpack Program Contact:  Carly Geistlinger, 604-594-3455, ext 121, carlyg@deltaassist.com.

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