Every child deserves the chance to thrive academically.
We know a child’s success is rooted in the success of his or her parents. But equipping students to succeed in the classroom takes more than giving their parents a hand up to a better life.
Sometimes building bright futures for our students starts with something as simple as a fully-stocked backpack so they are equipped with the tools they need for success.
That’s why, together with partners from throughout the region, each year United Way and Cradles to Crayons work together to fight poverty, one child at a time by mobilizing 600+ volunteers to pack 30K backpacks for local students in need – so they enter school with the confidence and tools they need to thrive.