Our team is planning for the 2022 Backpacks giveaway!
We’ll be working with many local non-profit community partners & school districts to provide 15,000 backpacks and school supplies for back to school 2022!


Backpack Project

Karina’s Backpack Project (KBP), fiscally sponsored by the Joy of Sharing Foundation, was founded by Karina Tarsadia in 2018 to celebrate the back to school experience and equip young students with the necessary supplies to begin the school year. Karina was inspired to create the Backpack Project after having the opportunity to do service trips in places like India, Cambodia, and Africa through her family’s Foundation, the Tarsadia Foundation. With the emphasis her family placed on education and putting her best foot forward, she created the Backpack Project to help other young students feel equipped with the materials they needed to put their best foot forward in school.


Holiday Drive 2021

Helping bring joy to kids during the holiday season!
We're working with many local non-profit and community partners to provide gifts for over 1500 children this holiday season!

Get involved and gift a student this holiday season by shopping from our wishlists here. Our team will package the gifts and deliver with partners to kids during this holiday season!


2021 Holiday Drive
2021 Backpacks Giveaway


2020 Backpacks Giveaway


FEBRUARY 15, 2022


Kids for CASA recently held their 2nd Annual Bear-Building event for Valentine’s Day. The goal was to raise $32,500 to recruit and train CASA volunteers and to create and donate hundreds of custom-stuffed bears to Orange County youth in the juvenile court system. Thanks to the overwhelming support of our community partners, donors and volunteers, Kids for CASA raised almost $40,000!

December 25, 2021 -Community, Stanton

Stanton creates holiday magic through valued partnerships

The City has established a new partnership with Dreams for Schools and Katrina’s Backpack program to provide holiday gifts for four hundred local children. Recipients included our Family Resource Center clients and families who were identified through liaisons at our local schools, GRIP representatives and other community-based organizations.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Karina honored at Illumination Inaugural Women's Philanthropy Luncheon

This inaugural event will highlight and recognize women in our programs, our frontline staff, and in our community. Led by Pooja Bhalla, DNP, RN, Illumination Foundation’s Executive Director of Healthcare Services, this promises to be a day of inspiration, enlightenment, and celebration.