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Backpack Drive

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2023 Winter

Current Weather Outlook: Wetter and possibly colder 2023/2024 season ahead.

We’ve been told this year will be a cold winter with a high possibility of snow. If you’re anything like me, you love to enjoy snow from the window of a warm and cozy home. Perhaps it forces you to rest inside for a while and spend time with your family. Why not stream your favorite show or watch that movie you’ve been waiting to see. All is best enjoyed with a thankful heart for the gifts and blessings of love surrounding us everyday.

This Christmas, JoyLife SPA is sharing that love with our area homeless youth. Our backpack drive, in partnership with Stanford Up for Kids DC, is set to bring comfort and security to children experiencing winter from the other side of our home windows. Homeless children often travel from couch to couch and sometimes live on the street with little, if any, shelter from the cold. We can help! We will help, and we invite you to join us in our Homeless Youth Backpack campaign.

Our backpacks consist of quality hats, scarves, gloves, hand warmers, socks, toiletries, menstrual supplies, wipes, soap, lotion, and grocery gift cards. We hope to save as many youth from the cold this Winter as possible. For now, the goal is 25 filled backpacks.

To help, please click the link below, or you can drop off brand new, unopened and unused donation items to JoyLife SPA in the City of Fairfax.

We look forward to spreading love, joy, and cheer with you this Christmas to the homeless youth in our area.

Items Needed




Hand warmers



Menstrual Supplies





Grocery Gift Card


*100% of all proceeds are donated to homeless youth.

Pre-Packaged Gifts

Toiletry Pack:


Menstrual supplies, soap, shampoo/ conditioner, toothpaste & toothbrush, dental floss, and other hygiene products

Thermal Wear Pack:


Includes: Thermal hat, scarf, gloves, hand warmers, socks.

Grocery Pack:

$25 in gift cards

 Food items should be donated directly to Stand Up for Kids DC.

Backpack w/Blanket:


 Full size backpack with wearable blanket and First Aid kit.

Complete Backpack


Helps one child get through the winter

*Includes four grocery gift cards

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