Welcome to the 2018 Backpack Challenge


With the support of the Greater Philadelphia community, we are collecting funds towards the purchase of laptop computers for our first time college students. Your donation to the Valley Youth House Backpack Challenge Laptop Campaign will ensure first time college students have one of the most essential tools to start their academic careers.

The Backpack Challenge gives young people in foster care the tools needed to pursue and achieve their educational goals through the support of their own communities. From 2013 to 2017 in Philadelphia, the number of collection site partners more than doubled and we raised over $100,000 for local youth.  Please click on a button below to support our first-time college students.

$75 Software Donation

Provides college-bound youth a suite of student software to complete academic assignments and stay connected.

Donate $75

$250 Laptop Donation

Provides a brand new laptop for one student suitable for the rigors of academics and being toted around campus.

Donate $250

$1000 Laptop Package

Provide four university bound grads a business class laptop capable of programming the next hot app or researching a cure for cancer.

Donate $1000
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For other ways to contribute or learn more contact Shawn Mack, Development officer at info@valleyyouthhouse.org