Not just backpacks: State GiveBackPacks also help kids who need them.

So here’s something I didn’t know: More than 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line right now. And of those 46 million people, 23% of them are kids. So we’re very happy to support a company that helps kids living in poverty to head back to school knowing someone’s got their back.

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No kid should have to carry their school things in a plastic trash bag. But after witnessing children in NYC doing just that, the husband-wife founders of State were inspired to do something that would make a tangible impact.

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A for-profit company with a non-profit mindset, State started the GiveBackPack program–an initiative that addresses the immediate needs of American children living in impoverished communities with the get-one-give-one approach we’ve seen with Tom’s Shoes, Warby Parker, and One Laptop Per Child.

For every backpack purchased on their site, State hand-delivers a backpack to an American student in need. And they’re pretty cool-looking backpacks–I’ve got my eye on “The Durham” style for my own second grader.

It doesn’t stop there though. Bag Drops–think motivational pep rallies–are where State’s “PackMen” (experienced child development specialists) empower kids badly in need of social support. And online, kids can earn badges representing core values of acceptance, leadership, knowledge, conservation, courage and health. Every time a child tells State how he or she is living those values, State sends out a badge the child can rock on the backpack with pride. -Pilar

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Learn more about State GiveBackPacks on statebags.com and use coupon code BTS2013 for 15% off your purchase.

Pilar

Pilar is a self-proclaimed geek mom, writer, Play-Doh artist, travel hound, and avid photographer.

1 Comment

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Kathleen

    I am a parent of a child in such need and I could not find anyone to contact in reference to receiving a back pack. . Please I’d u could help me I would appreciate any help. Thank you. ..

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