“We returned to our home base with our hearts filled but with the keen sense that there is so much more to do.”

⁠— 2017 Trip Participant

 

“We returned to our home base with our hearts filled but with the keen sense that there is so much more to do.”

⁠— 2018 Trip Participant

 

“By the end of the day, we were completely wiped out but extremely satisfied to know that we had accomplished our goal of 200 trees ⁠— that’s 400 in just three days!.”

⁠— 2018 Trip Participant

 

“And what about you? Can Puerto Rico count on you? We are already starting to plan our next trip. Will you backpack with us next time?”

⁠— 2019 Trip Participant

 

Through Backpacks Full of Hope, we’re teaching learners to be philanthropic through firsthand service experiences around the world.

At iLEAD, we’re all about teaching kids to give back. Through Backpacks Full of Hope, kids are changing the world through acts of service on the ground in areas that need it most. This spring break, our young Backpackers are heading back to Puerto Rico for the third time to continue to help rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
 
Consider sponsoring a young Backpacker on a life-changing trip today. Your gift not only gives them the opportunity to take a journey that will impact the way they see the world for the rest of their lives, but it also empowers them to make a lasting difference in Puerto Rico by delivering supplies, building shelters, and aiding in reforestation efforts.

“At our evening reflection, everyone commented on how moving the day was and how connected we all felt to each other ⁠— those we were helping and the world community ⁠— and how inspired we all felt.”

⁠— 2018 Trip Participant

“By the end of the day, we were completely wiped out but extremely satisfied to know that we had accomplished our goal of 200 trees ⁠— that’s 400 in just three days!”

⁠— 2018 Trip Participant

 

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