It’s been a star-studded month here at STATE! We recently teamed up with Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation to outfit 100 kids living in the Marcy Projects with new STATE Bags!
"I think what I’m supposed to do now that I have a bookbag is be a leader, and give things to people who don’t have."
STATE X #BeyGOOD was still reeling from Philly, but we burned rubber to get to Newark for another spirited bag drop at Spark Academy.
DJ Fame and our Packmen had a great time at KIPP Charter School, giving away bags and associated supply swag.
In Newark, over 50 percent of the residents live in poverty with African-American and Hispanic poverty rates triple that of their white counterparts. The cost of living in New Jersey is among the highest in the country.
It was our pleasure to donate over 300 bags to this struggling area. Look out NYC, you’re next!
The whole team from STATE is reeling from the success of our drops in Philly, and it’s safe to say our Packmen are exhausted.
We were able to get out more backpacks and associated bag swag than ever before in the history of STATE. Between the #BeyGOOD bag drop at the Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club, and the Urban Outfitters drop at Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club, we were able to donate over 500 bags.
The gymnasiums were full of volunteers, parents, and press, but most importantly exhilarated students. Thanks for an awesome time Philly. Special shout out to the Boys and Girls Clubs, Urban Outfitters, and #BeyGOOD.
Thanks Cricket’s Circle for the feature! With the Kane and the Garfield, we’ve got the little ones covered this school year.