Help us send 720 children to school with all the school supplies they need, a new backpack and a new pair of shoes. We truly appreciate any support you can provide because it really does change lives.
Thank you for your generosity!
MDI Campaign Manager
2023 Pack-A-Back Education Program
About Mentor Discover Inspire (MDI)
MDI is a volunteer organization dedicated to serving its community by Mentoring, Discovering and Inspiring leaders to cause greatness in their communities. Our members support numerous charitable causes across the United States and Canada.
In San Jose, a local MDI division is leading a campaign to support Pack-A-Back which is an education program operated by Sacred Heart Community Service. Sacred Heart is one of the most trusted and well-run non-profits in Santa Clara County (see their score!). MDI has brought the community together to support Pack-a-Back since 2006. In 2022, MDI and its team of sponsors raised over $43,000 in donations to provide 600 backpacks full of supplies to under-served children. MDI’s team has been one of the most significant contributors to the Pack-A-Back program for most of the last decade. Overall, Sacred Heart gave out 3,800 backpacks in 2022. Although the size of Pack-A-Back has grown significantly over the years, it has yet to meet the need in our community fully and we often have to turn families away when supplies run out.
2023 Pack-a-Back Campaign Goals
Leadership and Organization
One of the key ingredients provided by MDI is leadership and organization. It takes hundreds of volunteers from our sponsors, our community and MDI to produce a successful Pack-A-Back program each year.
Training and Mentorship
We provide volunteers and corporate sponsors the training, tools and support to achieve their fundraising and leadership goals.
MDI produces a packing day event each year so that volunteers and sponsors can see the results of their fundraising efforts and celebrate their accomplishments. This is where we organize the schools supplies and prepare the backpacks. It’s like spending a few hours in Santa’s workshop! You don’t want to miss it.
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