A Friend in Need, Inc.
P.O. Box 2226, Kenosha, WI 53141-2226
(262) 496-6767
A Friend in Need, Inc.
Looking after orphans, widows and those who cannot speak up for themselves both locally and globally by helping to provide five basic rights: food, shelter, clean water, health care and education through community fundraisers, research and advocacy.

Fill the Pack

Thanks to your generous donations, hundreds of children have received encouragement during difficult circumstances. Over the past 5 years, A Friend in Need has given over 200 children backpacks filled with school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, paper, erasers, glue, binders, pencil cases, crayons, markers, folders, rulers and scissors.  These children attend Title I schools in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois where teachers have hand-picked them as being in extreme need of assistance.  
 
     These schools have a majority of students at or below the poverty level. When a teacher sees a student without the necessary supplies, they can pass along a backpack from A Friend in Need, Inc. Having the right supplies encourages students to stay in school and succeed!
    
    
We were fortunate to be able to meet and personally hand many of these children their backpacks and hear many of their stories. I remember vividly the sweet blond little girl at an elementary school in Kenosha, WI. As she was going through her backpack, the principal shared with us how her family had just become homeless that week. As I watched her go through and organize her (already organized) supplies, I couldn't help but ask how she was organizing them. She told me that she was putting aside supplies that she was going to give to her sister. Our hearts melted. This sweet girl, who had just become uprooted from her home, was not thinking of herself but of how she could share her new gift with her sister.
 
 

To learn more or donate a backpack to a needy child, give A Friend in Need, Inc. a call at (262) 496-6767.

 

P.O. Box 2226, Kenosha, WI 53141-2226
info@helpafriendinneed.org
(262) 496-6767