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Backpack Reflection

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It has always been close to my heart to help others who are in need; therefore, I chose to volunteer my time toward helping to make Project Backpack a success. Some time ago I chose to join the Project Backpack team in order to help under privileged school kids. Project Backpack is a project where members go out and buy items that children need in order to make it through school. Some items that were purchased to fill backpacks were school supplies, such as notebooks, pencils and pens, crayons, and other school essentials. We also would get personal items for the children, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, and deodorant. Then we might even get a few toys, such as cards, football, or another small toy. We chose to do that because we realized that we were giving these backpacks to children who are under privileged and they may not have many toys, and it is just a way to make the backpack more comforting to the children.
I had learned of this amazing project through my Aunt Sherry. The church that she attends, participates in this project every couple of months. I conversed with her in order to find out what all the project entailed and what all we were to get for these under privileged children. After learning about the project and what all I would need to get, I started figuring out how to get the most for my money. I started going around and buying newspapers and collecting coupons. I took a huge chunk of my next two paychecks and with my
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