Impact: Backpack

Impact: Backpack aims to provide children involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) new backpacks and school supplies for back-to-school. 

Join IMPACT: backpack

For kids and teens engaged with DCF, returning to school can be a welcome routine in their challenging lives, but many kids face going back to the classroom without the necessary supplies. Education can be a powerful counterweight to the abuse, neglect and separation these kids and teens have faced, and we need your support to help us ensure they are set up for success.

Making a difference is easy: register for IMPACT: backpack; invite your friends, family and coworkers to donate to your fundraising page; raise $250 or more and earn a Wonderfund yard sign and the opportunity to join us at a backpacking event this summer!

Other Ways to Get Involved

Make a Donation

By making a donation to the Wonderfund, you will help us provide essential supplies like backpacks, notebooks, and markers to children engaged with DCF.

Shop our Wish List

Shop our amazon wish list to directly donate school supplies to DCF offices across the state.

Host a Drive

Host your own back-to-school drive for your local DCF office. See below for more information and to register your drive. For any questions about hosting your own drive, email our Director of Operations, Katlin McInnis,

Corporate Partners

Interested in hosting an IMPACT: Backpack event at your company? Reach out to Colleen Walsh, Director, Development and Communications,, for more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Host Your Own Drive

What we are collecting:

  • backpacks
  • notebooks
  • pens and pencils
  • highlighters
  • erasers
  • glue sticks
  • hand sanitizers
  • pencil sharpeners
  • rulers
  • folders
  • colored pencils, markers, and crayons
  • pencil cases


Register your drive: