Back to school just got better for several Philadelphia students thanks to a pop superstar. Singer and actress Beyonce Knowles teamed up with her charity organization as well as a Brooklyn-based benefit corporation to donate back to school supplies and backpacks to over 2,000 students in six cities, including Philadelphia.
Beyonce’s charity #BeyGOOD as well as STATE Bags will hold a pep rally to support local organizations in Philly. A special custom #BeyGOOD State Bag backpack will also be available for purchase with all proceeds going towards the back to school program initiative.
"STATE Bags addresses an immediate, growing need here in the US," says Scot Tatelman, STATE Bags co-Founder. "Our #BeyGOODxSTATE GIVEBACKPACK Program and inspirational bag drop events go beyond a simple material donation by providing children in underfunded communities the role models and motivation to beat the odds. Partnering with Beyonce's #BeyGOOD movement not only creates a platform for children to receive backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming year, but also drives them to reach their full potential."
The pep rally and bag drop off will take place at the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia on August 27, In addition to Philly, Beyonce is also providing backpacks for underprivileged students in Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Baltimore, MD, and Washington DC.