Oscar’s “Buy a Backpack” Campaign:
For Children Affected by War, Conflict, Natural Disaster or Serious Illness


# Raised: 2,808 (since March 2022)

# Target: 3,000 (by December 2023)

# To Go: 192 (updated daily)


Oscar’s Campaign

A $50 donation to 14 year-old Oscar Oliver’s “Buy a Backpack” Campaign buys a new Backpack – filled with personal hygiene supplies, school/educational items, toys, games, various gifts & candy – for children affected by war, conflict, natural disaster or serious illness.

“Wherever in the world there is a catastrophe that affects children, or where children need urgent assistance, I want my “Buy a Backpack” campaign to be there to help”, said Oscar.

Oscar’s campaign is coordinated with the help of the Children’s Foundation in Poland, Fundacja Dziecięca Fantazja, who purchase the backpacks and supplies on his behalf and helps arrange and coordinate the transportation and destinations of the backpacks for Oscar.


Please support Oscar’s HUMANITARIAN CAMPAIGN and “Buy a Backpack” for a child affected by war, natural disaster, conflict or serious illness. 

$50 buys one new backpack, filled with personal hygiene supplies, school /educational items, toys, games, various gifts & candy. You can buy one or more, or donate any amount towards Oscar’s campaign, by e-transfer or by credit card via PayPal.

 DONATE BY E-TRANSFER to: jfal@jfal.org – putting “Oscar’s Campaign” in the Message Box.


Kids for Kids

“It’s always the innocent children who suffer”, said Oscar. “They are scared and frightened and I want to try and bring a smile to their faces and to show someone cares”. “I’m on a “Kids for Kids” mission and I want to help as many as I can”.

Oscar’s Target

During 2022, Oscar raised a total of 1,862 backpacks through three separate “Buy a Backpack” campaigns which he first organized after the war in Ukraine began. 

Oscar’s mission for 2023 is to raise another 1,138 filled backpacks to reach a total of 3,000 by the end of the year.

Through my Buy a Backpack campaign I know that even an item as small as a backpack with small personal gifts can mean so much to others in need”, said Oscar.

We hope that Oscar’s commitment, love and compassion to children affected by war, conflict, natural disaster or serious illness will encourage you to make a donation to support his campaign.

Oscar’s Video Presentation

Click to watch Oscar’s 7 minute personal video presentation about his campaign.

Airline Partners:

Oscar is so grateful for the wonderful support he has received, for his “Buy a Backpack” humanitarian campaign, from his airline partners, CONDOR and AUSTRIAN AIRLINES.


The publicity generated from Oscar’s “Buy a Backpack” campaign led to Oscar being a guest speaker at churches and schools, which in turn is helping to create a new generation of young “givers”.

Other spin-offs resulting from his actions include; refugee children being provided with new desks, lamps and cupboards so they don’t have to study on the floor; bedding, blankets, sheets and pillows for a refugee center; a children’s day party for refugee children and movie nights for the kids.

Oscar’s “Kids for Kids” attitude to life really works!

Oscar’s “Kids for Kids” attitude to life really works!

About Oscar:

Oscar is a dual Canadian/Polish citizen and a Figure Skating Champion. (Click to watch a short compilation of Oscar’s skating.)

Oscar’s parents are recipients of the Canadian Governor General’s Medallion for Charity Work and for: “Strengthening Relations Between Poland & Canada”. They established the children’s charity, Fundacja Dziecięca Fantazja which, since 2004, has made over 9,500 wishes and dreams come true for children in Poland who live with life-threatening illnesses, life-limiting conditions or challenging disabilities.

In 2022, Oscar was Guest of Honor at the Canadian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, in recognition of his charitable activities.

In 2023 Oscar received the Kiwanis Citizenship Award for his charitable work.

Trip Reports:

(Click to download Oscar’s photo report from his August 2023 Mission).

(Click to download Oscar’s photo report from his March 2023 Mission.)

(Click to download Oscar’s photo report from his December 2022 Mission.)

(Click to download Oscar’s photo report from his August 2022 Mission.)

(Click to download Oscar’s report from his April 2022 Mission.)


(Click to download “In the Spotlight” – Oscar’s Media Montage.)

For media interviews, or for copies of previous media articles or news videos, please e-mail Oscar: oscar@f-df.org

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