LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

Back to School Backpack Drive 2018


Help ensure homeless children are prepared
to start the school year off right!


There are two options to participate in the backpack drive


Buy your own backpack(s) filled with the supplies listed on the flyer and receive instructions from a LifeMoves staff member regarding the location to drop off the backpacks. Please see the attached flyer for suggested school supplies for backpacks to prepare children at LifeMoves for the upcoming year:

Download Flyer

I want to Donate Backpacks

Please register to participate by August 6th



Visit our online partner, and purchase already filled backpacks. Backpacks will automatically be shipped to LifeMoves locations (no drop-off necessary).

I want to purchase prefilled Backpacks

Please purchase by July 31st to allow time for delivery

All donations directly benefit the children and young adults at LifeMoves.

LifeMoves | ACES (Achieving Career & Educational Success) empowers children and young adults, who have experienced the stress and uncertainty of homelessness, to succeed in school. As part of this program, LifeMoves is collecting donations of backpacks and school supplies to prepare the homeless children who are staying at our sites for the upcoming school year.

The ACES Program Hallmarks:

  • Grounded in STEM subjects
  • Establishes good learning habits
  • Sparks new interests that foster a lifetime love of learning
  • Encourages students to reach for higher education and post-secondary training

Our Mission: LifeMoves provides interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

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Don’t Miss Out!

The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!

Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.

Register Here!

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