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Tigard Backpack Program

Charlie Sandbo Shows How To Help A Food Budget.

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How often do you read about retiring Baby Boomers striving to remain relevant?

Whether it’s their family, their community at large, or something on a national level, Boomers keep looking for a better way.

Is it a surprise that a boomer couple’s son would do the same thing?

A young man in Tigard, Oregon has found a way.

Charlie Sandbo has seen youth programs from both sides. As a child he participated in youth sports coached by volunteers like your faithful blogger.

The image above shows Charlie at a fundraiser in his blue shirt.

Throughout his educational adventures in middle and high school, Sandbo worked for D.A.R.E. as a counselor.

After graduating from college he took another step with the Tigard Backpack Program.

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In yet another example that shows the Big Time can be right where you are, Mr. Sandbo organized a fund raising event at he new Tigard Burgerville.

A rule you might hear at a grant writing seminar says big donors don’t come aboard on a project until there’s a groundswell of local support.

Why make it so easy that everyone could do it?

When a project aims to put food on the table for local youths who would otherwise not get enough to eat, people listen.

It’s not about more computers, more uniforms, or a class trip. It’s about food.

To reacquaint yourself with hunger, spend a day eating less, or nothing at all if you can, then go to bed.

No one has sweet dreams on an empty stomach.

Imagine what it feels like to a developing child. That’s a measurable loss in terms of school performance, behavior, and overall attitude.

Hunger is not a secret, but how many kids want to talk about it?

Sandbo not only speaks for them, he puts his time in with his words.

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Who else besides boomerpdx pushes for Tigard’s Backpack Program? Many.

Pamplin Media Group’s Regal Courier published an article about King City Women’s Golf Club raising $1100.00 to feed students.

Tigard Rotary takes notice.

A Tigard Times article explains how high the stakes are.

KATU amplifies the call.

Office Depot heard the message.

Social media helps define Mr. Sandbo for those on the fence.

A google search on Tigard Backpack Program tells the story on page after page.

Whether you’re in a Red or Blue state of politics, whatever income level, food speaks your language.

Use your eloquence and make a connection in your community.

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