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How Nonprofits are Using Backpacks to Support Their Communities

By: Brittany Engelmann-- 2017-04-04 6:00 am --

Here at Dollar Days, we’re passionate about helping nonprofits achieve their missions. By offering bulk items at lower cost than standard retail, we enable organizations to provide much needed necessities to those in need.

One of our biggest sellers is our backpacks, and the reason is something we’re extremely proud of. We partner with nonprofits all over the country who work with underserved communities to help those in need. Some of our favorite ways that our backpacks help people are:

Back to School Programs

At the beginning of every school year, nonprofits all over the country collect school supplies for children in low-income households. These organizations ensure that every kid attending school has a backpack, paper, pencils and other supplies they need to be successful in the classroom.

Backpack Programs and Food Drives

It’s not uncommon for students who have access to free breakfast and lunch during the school day to living in homes where food is so scarce that dinner often isn’t served for lack of money to buy groceries.

To combat the issue, many food banks around the United States collect dry and canned goods to distribute through schools to students and their families in need.

These groups work with local schools to identify families who could use the help. Then each Friday children in these programs are given backpacks filled with food to get them and their families through the weekend with food on the table.

Homeless Outreach

Homeless outreach is another way that our backpacks are used. Frequently, people in homeless situations don’t have access to basic necessities, like food, water or warmth.

To combat the issue, groups stuff our packs with basics such as food, water, toiletries, clothing items and emergency blankets, which are distributed to people in need.

How you can get involved?

Give back program

Support your favorite program through the Dollar Days 5% Give-Back Program. When you shop at DollarDays, you’ll be prompted at checkout to nominate your favorite nonprofit.  Once you do, we’ll donate 5% of your total merchandise purchase to the organization you choose! It’s that easy!

Conduct your own supply drive

Get involved by conducting your own fundraiser or supply drive.  Seek out programs locally with programs that support those in need and ask how you can help. Working directly with an organization will allow them to provide support for you and ensure that you’re efforts are meeting their needs.

Partner with DollarDays

If you’re a nonprofit who uses backpacks, contact us today and let us know how we can help your organization! DollarDays offers low, wholesale pricing on over 500 backpacks of various sizes for a variety of needs.

We even have 6 pre-filled backpacks! If we don't have what you want, we'll go out and find it. Whatever you're looking for, backpacks or otherwise, our dedicated sales team will work with you to get you what you need at great prices. Let our team help you through the shopping, checkout, and post-purchase process. With over 260,000 products on our site today, we're confident we can fulfill your requests.