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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's

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.

2021

Backpacks Giveaway

Karina and the team are working directly with the school districts and community partners to distribute backpacks and supplies safely to 15,000 students and ensure they are ready for back to school in Fall 2021!

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Dreams for Schools - July 2021

Karina’s Backpack Project and Dreams for Schools Partner to Streamline and Expand Reach to Serve More Students

Karina’s Backpack Project (KBP) has partnered with Dreams for Schools (DFS) to have DFS be the official implementation partner of the project. DFS’ Executive Director, Nithin Jilla, has mentored Karina since she began the project and helped connect her to the community.

Southern California - August 6, 2021

Weekly roundup: Local organization donates over 10,000 backpacks to Santa Ana USD students; state superintendent visits Southern California; and more

Over ten thousand students in the Santa Ana Unified School District this week received backpacks with school supplies from Karina’s Backpack Project, in partnership with the Joy of Sharing Foundation and Dreams for Schools.

STU News Newport - December 1, 2020

Take Five: Meet Karina Tarsadia, Sage Hill School sophomore and philanthropist

When you imagine what a philanthropist looks like, you might not think of a high school sophomore – but Sage Hill School sophomore Karina Tarsadia has created a nonprofit to help other local students, and she will be recognized on November 19 at the 35th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards program.