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  • Title Sponsor, Charles Aris
    Students may be returning to school, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun and giving is coming to an end.  We are less than 3 weeks away from one of my favorite fundraising events of the summer, the Kirkwood 5K!  This run/walk/push is family focused and designed to get the entire community involved.  The race [...]
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  • Summer Events
    It is nearing the end of July… swim season is over, heat index is in the 100’s, beach vacations are behind us, the grass is turning brown, and we are all settling in to the final lazy days of summer.  If you are like me, you are now starting to scramble to find things to [...]
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  • Delivering Fresh Food One Box at a Time
    I just love summertime for so many reasons! The birds are singing, the days are longer, school is out, and most of all, fresh fruits and veggies are in abundance! It is no wonder that June is Fresh food month, and here at Backpack Beginning we are embracing it!
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  • Zoës Kitchen Gives Back
    On Friday, May 19th Zoës Kitchen teamed up with BackPack Beginnings to build bags of food for children in need in our community.  The 40 volunteers from Zoës Kitchen used their skills as restaurant operators to build 1886 bags of food in under 2 hours! That is a new record [...]
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  • Thank You Teachers!
    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank all teachers for providing support, love, and care to students. Not only do they teach our students but they often are on the front lines in identifying childhood hunger and neglect. Many teachers buy and provide snacks to children who otherwise would not have any. [...]
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  • Check Out Our Latest Newsletter
    Spring has sprung and we are growing again! We've added 9 new schools to our Food BackPack and Pantry Programs thanks to an incredible annual campaign and NASCAR grant.  Our new Personal Care Pantry will help provide laundry detergent and hygiene items to needy students. There are 2 upcoming events this week and much more going on... [...]
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  • We Love Our Volunteers
    This year, volunteers have delivered 37,000 bags of food, packed 1,200 comfort backpacks, distributed over 10,000 pieces of clothing and more! We are so grateful for the volunteers who make it possible for BackPack Beginnings to serve 6,000 children every year. Thank you, volunteers -- YOU are the best! #TheBest #ThankYou #CouldntDoItWithoutYou #Grateful #volunteerweek
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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ingrid Strum
    Meet our Events Chair, Ingrid Strum Ingrid is a Project Manager with Tanger Outlets, helping find process improvement opportunities and working closely with IT. She first learned about BackPack Beginnings through her company’s volunteer program. Once a year, Tanger encourages their employees to volunteer through a program they call Stanley’s Samaritans, in recognition of their [...]
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  • Pearce Elementary Raises Money for Hungry Kids
    Staff and students at Pearce Elementary School raised a total $1,001 last week for BackPack Beginnings.  The students took part in a week long hunger campaign collecting donations, learning about hunger-related issues, and creating posters for the event. The entire school participated in the fundraising drive including cafeteria staff and bus drivers.  Some of the [...]
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  • Springing Back into Action
    It’s finally spring and the cold weather is coming to an end. It’s also the time of year when our Fresh Food Program starts ramping up as the growing season begins. We’re working hard to bring more fresh produce to students and families in need. Fresh fruits and vegetables improve children’s nutrition, help prevent childhood [...]
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  • Our Big Move
    It has taken many volunteers, truckloads and man hours to complete our move to a larger location at 3707-D Alliance Drive in Greensboro. We hope you enjoy the video of our moving process!
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  • FOX8- BackPack Beginnings supporting more local schools
    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A successful December means six new Guilford County schools will join the 45 schools BackPack Beginnings already supports. "The gap is the weekend," BackPack Beginnings Founder and Executive Director Parker White said. "We want to make sure they are fed over the weekend so they come back to school ready to learn on Mondays.” Through online donations and campaign letters,...
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  • #Vote4Parker
    A $100,000 donation would help us feed 700 children every weekend during the school year. Please vote daily at www.NASCAR.com/Award until Sept. 26, 2016.
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  • Fox8- How to easily help win $100,000 for local kids in the Piedmo
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It takes just 15 seconds and may be the easiest way ever to seriously help kids in need here in the Piedmont. "There is such a hunger problem in this area. These children have a hard time concentrating in school because they're hungry," said Parker White, of BackPack Beginnings, a nonprofit that in six years has grown to feed some 6,000 kids each year through sending home food...
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  • Finalist For NASCAR Award
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Triad charity and its founder are getting some national attention! BackPack Beginnings Founder, Parker White, has been named one of four finalists for the NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The award honors volunteers from across the country who dedicate themselves to children’s causes in their communities. BackPack Beginnings is a 100 percent volu...
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  • BPB
    Help us win a $100,000 donation! Our very own Founder, Parker White, is among the FOUR finalists chosen for The NASCAR Foundation’s Sixth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide. This award honors incredible volunteers from across the country who have made a profound impact on children’s lives in their community. Vote here! http://backpackbeginnings.org/award/ About ...
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  • Summer food programs in Guilford County expanding this summer
    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Groups in Guilford County are stepping up to expand summer nutrition programs and make sure no kids go hungry after school lets out. Parker White, Executive Director of Backpack Beginnings, says they plan to help feed kids over summer weekends.
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  • GCS Adding Two New Food Pantries
    Thanks to the generosity of the Guilford County School System food drive, we have been able to start 2 new food pantries this month at Ragsdale and Northeast High Schools with plans to open more
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  • Community Heroes
      March is Social Work Month. Here at BackPack Beginnings, social workers are crucial to our mission; helping children in need. Social workers help us to connect with those who need our help.  Did you know that social workers visit our office every week? They make frequent trips to gather clothing and other supplies for [...]
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  • Celebrating National Canned Food Month
    Did you know that February is National Canned Food Month? If you’ve ever volunteered with BackPack Beginnings, you know how important canned food is to our cause. For struggling families, canned foods provide a balanced meal with proteins, vegetables, and fruit. We have food pantries in 14 schools that we need to keep supplied every week. That’s […]

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