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Welcome to Karina’s Backpack Project! Learn more about our holiday outreach events and backpack efforts.

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.

2023

Holiday Drive 2022

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 help us purchase gifts for students from our wish lists below! Children will be unwrapping their requested holiday presents and we can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces during this holiday season!

Recent

2023 Backpacks Giveaway
2023 Holiday
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2022 Backpacks Giveaway

August 14, 2023

Project HERO Back to School Event Equips 200 Students for Success in 2023-2024 Academic Year

Project HERO's successful Back to School Event provided over 200 students with essential supplies like uniforms, backpacks, and books. Collaborating with local partners, the event included former program students as volunteers and plans to support an additional 100 students in the weeks ahead.

Aug 11, 2023

Resource Fair Helps More Than 1,000 Families Prepare for Start of School

In partnership with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living and IKEA, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) hosted its second annual Back-to-School Resource Fair last weekend. More than 80 community partners provided NMUSD school-aged children with backpacks, shoes, linkage to community services, and a variety of other items and services, all at no cost.

KBP-x-FSD 2022

KARINA’S BACKPACK PROJECT DONATES OVER 7,700 BACKPACKS TO FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOLS IN 1ST YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP.

Karina’s Backpack Project (KBP), fiscally sponsored by the Joy of Sharing Foundation and a project implemented by Dreams for Schools, will be providing Fullerton School District (FSD) students with backpacks and supplies for the new school year for the first time.