Children all over the United States go to school every day without basic supplies nor a sturdy backpack for their belongings. Children who - are homeless, come from low-income households, or are in the foster system don't always have access to necessities for school.
Many lower income families simply don't have the financial resources to acquire the same school supplies that other families may purchase every year for their children. On average, families in the U.S. will spend $696.70* in 2021 on back-to-school supplies, which can be a huge financial stressor for parents. These families have to focus their monetary resources on paying for heat, food and a roof over their heads, so other items like school supplies tend to fall to the wayside.
By sending a backpack filled with supplies, children in need have an opportunity to go to school feeling prepared and ready to learn. These backpacks filled with educational tools give each kid a sense of pride in having something to call their own. They also ensure that homework doesn't get lost and extra-curricular items go to and from school safely.
Give the gift of preparedness and pride to a child in the form of a sturdy adjustable backpack; filled with school essentials. You'll send a pad of construction paper, a pencil pouch, a large eraser, scissors, colored pencils, crayons, a highlighter, pens, pencils, pencil eraser tops, a ruler, a folder, a notebook and glue sticks!
These bags will go to kids of all ages who are in need. You can make a difference for one child, two children, or even five children today!
Other important information:
- You will not receive a shipment from this purchase. We will contact the receiving organizations on your behalf.
- You will be charged all required taxes for your location. Save your receipt and consult your tax professional to determine if you're able to claim this purchase as a tax-deductible donation expense.
- GreaterGood has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of Benefit Buy contributions based upon what the receiving organization needs the most. We will always contribute products of equal or greater value. Contributions may be distributed as cash or may be used to help other charity partners depending on the greatest need.
- GreaterGood is proud to help provide these goods for people in need on your behalf. We couldn't do it without your support -- thank you!