Of Central Virginia

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Donate today and make a difference. . . 

Lucia Hoerr (17) started a small charity called Backpack Buddies in early 2010, when she was just nine years old. Backpack Buddies helps many of the underprivileged children in Central Virginia start the school year off right. We collect and fill new backpacks with fun and important school supplies for students in need. Please donate today.  


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Every summer Lucia and her team of friends gear up for the busy months of fundraising ahead of them. Make a contribution of money, backpacks, or supplies. Volunteers are always needed for fundraisers, and to help us fill the backpacks in August! Contact us if you would like to help or donate.

Backpack Buddies of Central VA is here to try and make sure that all the local underprivileged children start the school year off right with a backpack and supplies. We want to start locally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then expand and grow over the coming years. We want to help everyone!

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