Success in Philly

Posted 8/30/2014 At 5:00pm

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 ClubsUrban Outfitters, and #BeyGOOD. 

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Cricket’s Circle Loves STATE

Posted 8/26/2014 At 3:42pm

Thanks Cricket’s Circle for the feature! With the Kane and the Garfield, we’ve got the little ones covered this school year.

Philadelphia Bound

Posted 8/26/2014 At 11:33am

This Wednesday will be big. Beyoncé show-stopping, end-of-summer -worthy, cheesesteak-guzzling, two bag -drops-in-one-day BIG.

That’s right. August 27th will be one of the most colossal days in buy-one, give-one backpack history. We’ve teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia to execute two bag drops, one with #BeyGOOD, and the other in partnership with Urban Outfitters.

The first will take place at the Shane Victorino Club in Nicetown, PA, the second at the Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club. Upwards of 500 bags will be given away.

 Philly needs us! Nearly 1 billion dollars was cut form Pennsylvania’s K-12 education budget last year, “The City of Brotherly Love” taking the largest toll in the state. Our mission is to serve kids in our own backyard who are struggling from critical economic circumstances and dismal education systems. The Boys and Girls Club was also found to serve American youth and inspire them to reach their full potential as responsible citizens.

We can’t wait to outfit the students of Philly- we’re around the corner!

STATEments from Maryland

Posted 8/25/2014 At 10:02pm

This bag drop was one for the books (and not just because we helped give 1,200 away).

This past Thursday at the Moravia Park Elementary in partnership with the Family League of Baltimore and YMCA of Central Maryland, STATE X #BeyGOOD were able to provide 250 kids with a STATE backpack. The kids were also able to indulge in STATE’s SUPPLY SHOP, and, thanks to First Book, their selection of new reads.

The wild success of last week’s drop would not have been possible without the help of AFT- Maryland, and the Family League of Baltimore. Many thanks to these wonderful organizations, as well as to Deputy Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Councilman Brandon M. Scott for showing up at the Y to spread the love!

STATE Capitol!

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STATE Capitol- Our Bag Drop In D.C!

Posted 8/21/2014 At 2:35am

Pit stop #3 on our East Coast #BeyGOOD X STATE tour will be to Turner Elementary School in Washington, D.C to help make their school year #BeyGREAT!

Nearly 1 in 5 Washingtonians is below the poverty line, those odds increasing to 1 in 3 for children.

This is why we’ve partnered with the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, who works to empower and ensure high-quality opportunities for DC’s youth. DCAYA envisions every child as having value and commitment to their community.  We at STATE hope to propel them towards self-confidence by outfitting them in style. Hundred of backpacks as well as school supplies will be handed out, not to mention the dance party motivational rally put on by our PackMen, Rick and Rodger, and DJ Fame.

Watch your back D.C, we’re on our way!

STATE’s Heading to the Chesapeake! Stop #2—Baltimore!

Posted 8/20/2014 At 2:54pm

The second stop on our back-to-school, backpack bonanza is Baltimore.

Baltimore is the second- deadliest city in America, has a steadily climbing violent crime rate and 10 percent unemployment. Named a “City in Crisis” by America’s Promise Alliance, Baltimore’s high school graduation rate is only 41 percent.

That’s why STATE is going tomorrow to Charm City to charm some kids. Thanks to a partnership with Family League of Baltimore and, of course, #BeyGOOD, we’ll be able to donate fresh bags and school supplies to students to Moravia Park Elementary.