Originally founded in 1999 as a personal Christmas project to fill 20 bags with gloves and socks, the project has grown to 100s of volunteers filling 800+ backpacks with bus passes, socks, food, and necessities for adults and children experiencing homelessness throughout Tarrant county. With each distribution of filled backpacks people can chose additional items of need such as combs, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, menstrual products, band-aids, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, deodorant, bug repellant, fruit and more.
Those Experiencing Homelessness Served:
In 2021 the Labre Society distributed = 480 400 880 backpacks= 1,760 TRE bus passes, 1760 socks, 400 blankets, 400 mittens, 400 scarves, 480 bandanas, 880 Ziploc bags, 1,760 snacks crackers, 1,760 water bottles, 400 baseball hats.
So far, in 2022 the Labre Society has distributed 430 backpacks = 860 socks, 860 DART bus passes, 430 water bottles, 430 bandanas, 430 baseball hats, 860 washcloths, 860 snack crackers, 860 Ziploc bags, we will double these numbers with our December 2022 distribution.