6th Annual Backpack Challenge

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Civic Engagement

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Program Description

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Work with neighbors, family or friends to pack backpacks with winter supplies for adults. Dallas Public Library will distribute donated packs to our unhoused neighbors to help them stay warm this winter. 

Please donate these items by November 17 at your nearest Dallas Public Library location:

  • New or gently used backpack
  • Gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Poncho
  • Warm Socks
  • Scarf
  • Fleece blanket
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Water bottle
  • Travel size toiletries

Library staff will make every effort to ensure the backpacks all have the same items. Please limit donations to the items listed. 

If you would like to make a monetary donation toward supplies for the challenge, donations may be made to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library on this webpage.