Backpacks for the Homeless

A Peacemaking Project by Kaitlyn M.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Here in Arizona there are many people that are homeless, in fact I read a story recently how many people here are just one paycheck away from being homeless. I think by providing them with a backpack (that they can carry with them) filled with basic hygiene items and a small blanket it will provide them a little dignity and the blanket will help provide a little warmth on the cold nights.


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:14
Hi Kaitlyn,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Fish S. Peace First Staff
10 January 2018 16:58
Hi Kaitlyn, thanks for posting this. Really inspired by your compassion for others! I think you nailed it on identifying the issues that homeless folks need. Have you spoken with folks experiencing homelessness in your community about how you can help? Here's a tool that might help you do that:

We're really excited to help you develop your project further. Anything we can support you with right now?
RaulPF C.
4 January 2018 11:17
Thanks for sharing your project, Kaitlyn! Can you tell us a bit more about who are you working with on this project? Also, what are some areas where you need support? We would love to help!