Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia and United Way Backpack-A-Thon® 2016 Recap

700 volunteers + 2 Hours + 30,000 Backpacks = School Readiness for Local Kids!

This high-energy and high-impact event at the Lincoln Financial Field brings together more than 700 volunteers to fill 30,000 backpacks in less than two hours. Backpacks are filled assembly-line style with all the new school supplies a child needs to be ready to learn! Thousands of the backpacks will be in the hands of our young learners within days of the event.

Corporate partners are critical to the success of this program and we welcome the opportunity to work together on customizing a Ready for School partnership to meet your company’s goals.

We are so grateful to our supporters this year who helped us pack 30,000 backpacks for local children. Each year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Cradles to Crayons team up to help thousands of children start the school year off with everything they need to succeed. More than 700 corporate volunteers came together and completed the task in under two hours!

For sponsorship opportunities and to participate in Backpack-A-Thon, email Susan Hight, Development Director.

Check out our gallery and see how much fun our corporate volunteers had while helping the community:

Thank you to our 2016 Backpack-A-Thon® Sponsors!

Diamond Supporter
Citizens Bank | Philadelphia Eagles
Platinum Supporter
Berkshire Hathaway | Aberdeen Asset Management | Independence Blue Cross | Wegmans
Gold SupporterAmerisourceBergen | FMC | American Airlines | Philadelphia Insurance Companies | Reed Tech |
Silver Supporter
ArcelorMittal | ATS Springs | Bank of America | BB&T Bank | BDP International | Beneficial Bank | Chartwell Investment Partners | Cigna | Citrin Cooperman | CoreDial, LLC | DLL | Dow | DSW, inc. | Enterprise Holdings | Evolve IP | First Niagara Bank | Friedman, LLP | Franklin Square Capital Partners | GKC Group | Global Indemnity Group | H&K Group | Iron Mountain | TD Bank | Target | TargetX | UPS | Westinghouse Lighting | Zurich |