Seasonal Opportunities

Heading Home hosts two large in-kind collection drives annually: Backpack Buddies and Heading Home for the Holidays.

Backpack Buddies

Back-to-school season can be difficult for parents and students experiencing homelessness. The average student needs $529 in school supplies per child every year, an expense that is incredibly difficult for our families, especially after the pandemic. To alleviate the expense and financial burden for parents, Heading Home is collecting backpacks and school supplies to ensure every student in our programs has the tools needed to head back to school prepared and eager to learn.

This year, we’re asking the Heading Home community to donate fully-stocked backpacks by purchasing through the links below and having them delivered straight to Heading Home. To ensure all backpacks are distributed in time for the first day of school, we ask that all backpacks be shipped by August 12, 2022.

To sign up or learn more about the Backpack Buddies program, please contact Calleigh Leach at


Heading Home for the Holidays

Stay tuned for more information on Heading Home for the Holidays 2022!