Many at-risk families in our society struggle to meet basic day-to-day needs.
We start with a briefing to the team that includes an introduction to the charity.
Each team receives the profile of a child who they are collecting items for that includes their age and likes. Teams also receive an empty backpack with a simple objective; complete the challenges and collect items for the backpack.
We’ve partnered with local charities to provide essential crisis items for kids and families that can provide immediate support.
Charities like Women and Girl’s Emergency Centre who deliver a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children and young people, and families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.
In a race-style challenge teams complete fun challenges that we’ve asked kids to help us design.
The aim is to create a sense of play, to laugh and have fun, just as every child deserves.
Challenge vary based on your group size and location but include anything from quirky photo hunts and printing stickers, cracking cryptic puzzles, making balloon animals, mastering circus-style skills and many more.
Teams receive care items along the way to fill their backpack. From essentials like toothbrushes, personal care items, pencils and school supplies, warm clothes and clean socks and underwear.
Each team also has the opportunity to add a luxury item for their child such as a toy or book.
We don’t require a venue for this experience making it very cost-effective. We simply choose a start and finish location that suits you, and plot challenge checkpoints along the way.
Giveback Backpack is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is an amazing charity-based experience that has a direct impact on the lives of kids and families at risk of homelessness.