Everyday Hero: The Backpack Project

Helping out the homeless with this idea from a local student!

July 10, 2019

Jeannine's everyday hero is Zack Leitz, founder of the Backpack Project - whose mission is to ease the burden of homelessness by making backpacks filled with food, clothes, and toiletries, then hand delivering them to Atlantas homeless. 

The organization is run entirely by students at UGA and upon graduation, they have the opportunity to serve on the board of directors which allows incoming freshmen the chance to step up continue the mission. Each backpack includes 40 essential items separated by season and Gender with a hard cost of less than $20. Zack believes that as different as Atlanta is, everyone has the internal desire to support and love one another. For more info on the project, click HERE.