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Backpacks 4 SA Kids project moves to stage 3

In May 2020, APP was appointed to provide project management services to assist South Australian not-for profit organisation, Backpacks 4 SA Kids (BP4SAK), with preparing and finalising a business case and procuring a new warehouse facility for future operations and services.
APP project management Backpacks 4 Kids

BP4SAK provides emergency backpacks filled with essential items such as clothing, toiletries, underwear and some distraction items such as toys, colouring and reading books and a cuddle toy to children who have been displaced from home. The organisation also provides other services such as:

  • Anchor packs, which support teens between 12-25 years of age who are living in difficult circumstances on the streets
  • Home Starter Packs go to families that have left a violent relationship at home and need to start again, and
  • Christmas Drive to give gifts to each child and young person going into emergency care.

The project is now in stage 2, to engage a tenant representative and procure a new warehouse. Procuring a new warehouse allows for BP4SAK to continue their services by expanding their stock inventory operations with advance racking equipment. A new warehouse facility also means Backpacks 4 SA Kids can drastically improve operations including staff and volunteer efficiency due to reduced double-handling. Increased space will also enable the organisation to accept donations, host fundraising events, implement volunteer corporate days and offer other opportunities for new partnerships.