Backpacks for Hope


Donate NEW backpacks and school supplies, and bring HOPE to kids and their moms for the new school year during the 5th Annual Backpacks for Hope Drive.

The Texas Advocacy Project is collecting NEW backpacks and school supplies to be distributed with FREE legal line and safety planning resources to children in domestic violence shelters throughout Texas.

The Backbags for Hope drive runs for a month, from June 15th through July 17th. NEW backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off at various locations listed below.

If you’d like to help process backpack and school supply donations, please email:

This project helps the Texas Advocacy Project achieve its mission to provide free legal services and access to justice to victims of domestic & dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. #Backpacks4HopeTX

Drop Off Locations (beginning June 15th):

Allstate, Mike Walker Insurance
3810 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 155
Austin, TX 78756

Balcones Country Club
8600 Balcones Club Drive
Austin, TX 78750
8312 Burnet Road, Suite 107
Austin, TX 78757

Silicon Labs
200 and 400 W. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701

Waterloo Ice House
Donate NEW backpacks at any of their four Austin locations and receive a voucher for a free appetizer!

9600 South IH-35 Service Rd. SB
Suite D-100 Austin, TX 78748

8600 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

6203 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78731

9600 Escarpment Blvd
Austin, TX 78749

About Nicole Basham 793 Articles
A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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