Each year in November, Indigenous Perspectives Society packs 200 back packs for children in care. These back packs help children in care have a few things of their very own to help them get through a difficult time. This year Northwest Internation Child and Families Services Society in Terrace/Prince Rupert, Denisiqi Child and Family Services, Williams Lake and Foster Parent Support Services will be partnering with us.
Backpacks are assembled for a range of ages from 0-2, 3-5, 6-12, and 13-18. They include bibs, sippy cups, and toys for the little ones, tablets, mp3 players, books, puzzles and art supplies for the other age ranges. Hoodies were donated for the older children and this year Dr. Chris Bryant, a dentist in Sooke, donated 200 tooth brush kits to the backpacks.
IPS would like to thank Gerry Denis and Tara Garnet from Staples on McCallum Rd who negotiated discounts on many items for the backpacks from their suppliers.
Launched in November 2013 through the leadership support of a private donor, the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Ted and Loretta Rogers Foster Care Transition Program aims to improve the experience of coming into care for children by providing items and resources that aid in their comfort, well-being, safety, and sense of security.
Pictured in photos are IPS staff Candace McKivett, Michele Oatman, Pamela Bevan, and Barbara Smith