satchels action

Making children happy a second time with used schoolbags

It is amazing what great joy a used school bag can bring. Six years ago, the school satchel campaign was launched by the Hilfsdienst Freundeskreis. Thousands of children were able to experience indescribable joy when they received this unforgettable gift. For many poor and widowed families in Ukraine, Moldavia and Romania, it is often difficult to make ends meet with the little money they have. Therefore, the used school bags and backpacks are a special and valuable gift for them. 

We would like to collect good used satchels and give them to poor children this year as well. There are only three steps: Donate, collect, give away - and your satchel will get a new life in another country. 

You are welcome to fill the satchel (also bags and rucksacks) with school supplies (exercise books, pens, etc.). Let us do good together so that the children have a chance to get out of poverty with a good education.

Pictures from the last years

Filling suggestion

Basic equipment
2 writing and 2 arithmetic exercise books (Din A4)
2 writing pads
1 drawing pad (Din A4)
a filled pencil case or
an empty pencil case + 1 pack of crayons,
1 pack of felt pens, 3 pencils, 2 erasers,
1 sharpener, 3 ballpoint pens, 1 ruler
Hygiene products: soap/shampoo/shower gel
(Pack liquids in leakproof bags)
1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste

Additional equipment
1 water paint box, 5 brushes, 1 glue stick, 1 pair of scissors
Toys: 1 soft toy
Clothing: T-shirt, socks, cap, underwear
Sweets (no chocolate)

A family photo or that of the participating child with a greeting on the back can also be placed in the school bag.

Collection points

Click on a collection point near you, then you will see the telephone number for it. Always make an appointment and ask there for the exact address.


Project 1588