Welcome to Savannah Backpack Mission

Savannah Backpack Mission Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2021 by me, Lilli Apt, to raise money for children attending local city summer camps. The funds are used to buy drawstring backpacks and water bottles.

Last year SBM raised $11,695 and was able to distribute 800 backpacks and water bottles.

98% of the children who attend these camps qualify for free school lunches. Many of the children come to these camps using a plastic shopping bag to hold their belongings.

We are hoping our fourth year will be just as successful. My brother, Will, has been getting more involved as he gets older and will be by my side helping out.

Fundraising efforts for 2024 have started and we hope to continue and expand our mission. There are three ways you can make a donation:

*All donations are tax deductible

Thank you so much for your help and support!

For more information, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @savannahbackpackmission!


Program Updates


Handout at Beach High School
Today, I handed out backpacks and water bottles to Elevate Savannah. These campers are ready for their boat day!
Another Two Handouts: Tatemville Center and Carver Center
Another 2 handouts in the books. Yesterday, Will and I headed over to Tatemville Golden Age Center and distributed 20 backpacks and water bottles. Then, …
Day 4: W.W. Law and Hudson Hill Center
Today was the last day of backpack handouts with the City of Savannah! In the morning, I went to W.W. Law and handed out 100 …