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United Way and Cradles to Crayons’ Backpack-A-Thon

Each year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Cradles to Crayons help children start the school year off right. This year during back-to-school season, hundreds of volunteers will stuff and distribute 24,000 backpacks to area children to begin school ready to learn.

Help us reach our goal by participating as a sponsor! Companies will receive all of the promotional benefits associated with their sponsorship level, including volunteer spots for employees. Sponsoring companies will be positioned as community leaders by engaging their resources and employees in improving the lives of children across the region.

Sponsor a Backpack for $25

  • Your gift will help ensure that a child in need has all of the essential items to start the school year right.
  • The backpack will be filled with: Crayons/Colored Pencils, Markers, Highlighters, Pocket folders, 3-ring binders, Loose-leaf paper, Glue sticks, Pencils, Pens, Erasers, Composition books, Flash/Thumb Drive and Scientific Calculators.

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Sponsorship levels:

PLATINUM: $30,000 (provides 2,000 children with school supplies)
GOLD: $15,000 (provides 1,000 children with school supplies)
SILVER: $5,000 (provides 33 children with school supplies)

For more information about how you can involved, please contact your United Way representative or Maggie Flanagan at or 215-665-2641.