The concept of STATE Bags and its mission to GiveBackPack arose from Scot and Jacq’s creation of Camp POWER - a one-week, nonprofit camp experience for hundreds of kids living in New York’s most underfunded neighborhoods.
Now in its sixth year, this life-changing program has proven that in order to help kids reach their maximum potential, they need role-models, positive messaging and love - not just material handouts.
Check out Camp POWER’s brand new video, and help spread the love: http://youtu.be/x2YEx2RJoxQ
We built STATE Bags on 6 core values - courage being one of them. Check out this incredible video to watch true courageousness in action.
"Facing a double mastectomy with grace takes courage. Facing one with courage and joy is extraordinary.
But that’s exactly what Deborah Cohan did yesterday right before she went into surgery to have her breasts removed. Cohan, an Ob/Gyn and mom of two, held a dance party with her medical team in the operating room of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco.
This inspiring 6-minute-long video, posted on YouTube, shows Cohan busting some serious moves as she wiggles and twerks to Beyonce’s hit “Get Me Bodied.” Cohan requested that friends and family make videos of themselves dancing to Bey too so that she could watch them during her recovery. “I have visions of a healing video montage,” she wrote. “Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?’” - via Huffington Post article
Doesn’t get much better than this… Above is a thank you letter we received from one of the Kipp students we met during #GiveBackBoston.
STATE Bags is having a trunk show, now through this coming Sunday, at Citibabes in Soho! Come stop by and say hi!
Michelle Obama continues to inspire us with her efforts to promote health to America’s kids. Some Sesame Street characters joined her at the White House today to help her in her mission. Check out her plans to make our grocery stores’ produce aisles more kid friendly.
From Africa, to Hawaii, to Brooklyn… our STATE Bags are traveling the globe. Post your own #STATEspotting to show off where you and YOUR STATE bag have been!
With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaching, we can’t help but feel heavy hearted for all of those affected by the storm, and recall our time spent with the students of PS 317 in the Rockaways.
We brought a truckload of bags, our best motivational speakers, endless energy and good vibes to a community that truly needed a boost.
We talked with students who literally had nothing left. No home, no belongings, no school, nothing. These hand-delivered bags, this day in a safe place, surrounded by uplifting role-models in the STATE PackMen meant everything to them. Watch the video and witness it for yourself.
Thanks very much for your continued support of STATE Bags and our mission to GiveBackPack!