Aired the week of 10/17/12 - #1242
Cindy Dittmer is a stay at home mom who wanted to find a way to help her children develop a passion for helping others, especially the less fortunate. To instill that awareness, she started a grassroots program in her community with the help of her family that not only opened her kids’ eyes to the needs of others, but has also touched the lives of a whole lot of children. When the program originally aired late in 20011 Backpack Buddies Club has given over 6,000 at-risk and homeless children in the area backpacks filled with necessities like basic hygiene, school supplies and comfort items.
Address: 7037 Meadowbrook Lane, Hanover Park, IL 60133