Backpack Outreach

When released at the bus station or airport families have no money, food, water or supplies to provide comfort on their journey.  Our backpacks provide families with basic supplies as they begin their long journey, to reunite with loved ones around the United States. Indicate on your volunteer application if you want to help make these backpacks!

If you are interested in becoming a part of one of our packing teams, please contact:

Linda Lowman at llowman@satx.rr.com.


You can also donate to our Backpack Outreach here. You will find the list of backpack items here.

backpack ministry

Drop Off Location:

Out-of-town Donations:  We are working to find a location you can ship donations to.  Check back for updates.  Please consider a monetary donation to our efforts in the meantime.  You can also donate to our Backpack Outreach here.

In-town Donation Drop Off: 
Mondays from 9:30 to 11:00 to
El Divino UMC Church
1701 W Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201

For questions: llowman@satx.rr.com

Updated: 04/22/2021

Watch this short video about What's in a Backpack

Backpack Supply List:

First, A BACKPACK! 

Toiletries (put in quart size Ziploc bag):

  • 2 individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • 1 travel size toothpaste
  • 1 package of hand wipes
  • 2 packages travel size Kleenex
  • 3 hair elastics or scrunchies
  • Small comb

Essentials (put in a sandwich size Ziploc):

  • 2 pens
  • 1 small note pad
  • Box of crayons (8-12) to a pack

Leave loose in the Backpack

  • 1 empty, reusable one water bottle
  • 1 Coloring book
  • 1 Small blanket (4×6)

Optional but highly recommended:

  • 1 Small stuffed animal
Optional but highly recommended:
  • 1 Small stuffed animal