Christmas Backpack Campaign

$45.00 will pronike_core_backpackvide one backpack filled with personal hygiene products to help one person start again. Every year Open Door asks the community to fill backpacks.

Lack of trust is a tangible roadblock for many marginalized women. At Open Door we use backpacks of personal hygiene products to let women know that we are available to them with no strings attached.  We also supply backpacks for men who are being released from corrections in co-obackpackperation with the John Howard Society.

Personal hygiene products are things many people take for granted. These items will help Open Door assist those being released from jail who may have very little to call their own.

We are meeting a need that then leads to further connections after release from incarceration.  Open Door has given out over 400 backpacks over the last six years with the help and aid of individuals and groups in the community. It is a significant need that Islanders have never failed to meet.


Murphy’s Pharmacies have generously supplied most of the essentials for our backpacks again this year. Your donation will purchase the backpacks as well as feminine hygiene products, socks, underwear, face cloths and towels for men and women. We have not been able to supply these items until now thanks to Murphy’s.