PAB'S PACKS is a nonprofit organization founded by teenagers to provide comfort and encouragement to chronically ill teens by donating custom designed backpacks filled with select items to enhance their hospital stay.
Our founders started PAB'S PACKS out of their own experiences of hospitalization with chronic illness: Type 1 Diabetes and Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage 2A. While hospitalized, both girls experienced the care gap that exists for a sick teenager: that of the many activities and donated items available to patients, most are not designed for older children. The girls created PAB'S PACKS to fill this gap. Every item in our custom backpacks has been selected to provide comfort and encouragement to chronically ill teens with adolescent development (ages 10-19) in mind.
Over the last three years, PAB'S PACKS has donated over 2,100 packs through partnerships with children's hospitals and specialized summer camps. Every pack is made possible through the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors and we are constantly looking or teen-forward organizations and businesses to join us in our pursuit of connecting, comforting and encouraging sick teens.
Want to bring PAB'S PACKS to your hospital? Looking to donate your time, talent or treasure? We would love to hear from you!
PAB'S PACKS Story of Impact
Learn more about our mission and the impact of our work by watching the video below.