The Backpack Lady Project on Fox 13 Tampa Bay

Posted By Deidre Drewes

For the past four year, the Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside has collected backpacks and supplies for Rob Ditro and The Backpack Lady Project. The Backpack Lady Project is a local nonprofit in Dunedin that provides backpacks stuffed with supplies to students at schools throughout Pinellas County.

On Friday, September 9, 2016, The Backpack Lady Project’s founder, Rob Ditro, was featured on a Fox 13 – Tampa Bay Hometown Heroes segment with anchor Jen Epstein.

In 2016, The Backpack Lady Project was able to provide more than 460 backpacks to over 40 different schools within Pinellas County. Since 2013, the Rotary Club of Dunedin Waterside has donated 360+ backpacks to The Backpack Lady Project. Donations are collected during a supply drive annually from club members, members of the community and with the help of Rotary district grants.


Watch the segment and visit The Backpack Lady Project on Facebook to learn more about Rob’s efforts.

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