Backpack Buddy’s Backpack Drive Now Through Aug. 20!

Help Austin – aka "The Backpack Buddy" – achieve his lofty goal this year: 5,000 brand new backpacks! Let’s show him we're all #HarrisonStrong and help him get there.

2022 marks Austin’s — aka “The Backpack Buddy” — seventh year collecting brand new backpacks for donations to children in need. To date, he’s collected 7,459 backpacks. WOW!

Austin’s 2022 Goal is 5,000 backpacks! He is accepting donations now through August 20.

To help Austin reach this years Harrison Strong goal, you can:

  1. Purchase a backpack via the Amazon.com Wishlist link and it will ship right to Austin.
  2. Purchase your own backpacks and drop them off at D-Signed for You, 45 S Main St. or Urban House Salon, 19 S Main St.
  3. Austin’s partners at The Unforgotten Haven are accepting monetary donations for backpacks. The Unforgotten Haven will use your donation to purchase $5 backpacks from Five Below.