Fourth Annual GoldenMan Triathlon: Backpacks For Kids Benefit Event

Fourth Annual GoldenMan Triathlon to Benefit Goldendale Parks & Recreation and Backpacks For Kids Programs in Klickitat County on June 20, 2015 The sprint triathlon includes a 500 yard swim in the Goldendale Swimming Pool, an approximate 14 mile bike ride leaving the swimming pool and going directly east on Bickleton Hwy approximately 7 miles and […]

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Backpack Buddy Food Drive

Dear Back Packs for KIDS supporters: CenturyLink is partnering with the Backpack for Kids Program this year. They are calling it the Backpack Buddy Food Drive. Donations of $1 (monetary) AND food (6 lbs = $1) would be counted as donations eligible for a match from CenturyLink. The company targets this timeframe each year to […]

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Family To Do List of Fun Places in Klickitat County & The Columbia Gorge Area

A comprehensive list of (mostly) free and fun places for families with kids to visit. 1. Bonneville Dam-great fish viewing site! 2 miles west of Bridge of the Gods, off SR 14 in Washington. 2. Bonneville Fish Hatchery-off 1-84 just west of Cascade Locks, Oregon. The sturgeon are COOL! Say hi to Herman. 3. The Dalles Dam-ancient petroglyphs, a fun little park […]

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October is Hunger Awareness Month

Since it began seven years ago, the number of participating students has increased each year. Now, Back Packs for Kids is off and running for the 2014-2015 school year and we are delivering more than 400 bags to five Klickitat County school districts and two Head Start programs each week. This brings our budgetary need […]

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Summer update, revving up for a new school year

Hello community members! Our organization has been busy getting ready for another school year. Although, summer is our slow time of year, we wanted to give you an update about our most recent events, the Benefit Dinner and the Golden Man Triathlon, and some exciting news! The Benefit Dinner Our 2014 Benefit Dinner was an […]

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2014 Benefit Dinner & Live Music

The Back Packs For Kids 2014 Benefit Dinner with live music will be May 17! This Benefit Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at The Grange in Goldendale. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday evening. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Please buy your tickets in advance. Tickets are $20 each and are available […]

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Welcome to our new home!

Our old home was goldendale-backpack.blogspot.com but you have navigated your way to our new one. It’s nice isn’t it? Open concept, better address, gourmet kitchen… Anyway, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Read up on all the new things that Back Packs is doing right here! Or visit our website! Which, you’ll also […]

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