About Us and Our Aim

Parade College established Eddies Backpacks program in 2013. We have a high aim of making foster children feel better and safe.

To do that, we distribute backpacks to foster children on the first night in their new homes. Doing this makes the child feel welcomed and appreciated during a challenging moment in their lives.

We provide hundreds of bags full of essentials to the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) each year.

We love seeing the smiles on their faces, it’s priceless.

Our backpacks support the foster parents as well. They receive very little economic support and sometimes little notice on when they are needed to care for a child. We hope that our backpacks support everyone involved within foster care.

Contents of Backpacks

We aim for each backpack to have at least the following items:

  • Books
  • Clothes/PJs
  • Toys
  • Sports equipment
  • Water bottle
  • Towels
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Blankets
  • Watches
  • School Supplies

How You Can Help

You can help by donating to Eddies Backpacks, it can be anything you would consider that would be helpful or necessary. Or you can join us volunteering on Wednesdays during recess.

How to Donate

If you would like to donate to the Eddies Backpack program, please email Mr Shaun Spiteri or Mr Digby Morrell

For More Information

If you would like more information please visit our Facebook page

For more information about Foster Care please visit the FCAV page

Article by Manit Shah

Year 7 H19