Posts tagged charity
BFL x Hot Seat Warmers on Fox Business

We recently teamed up with another Verona, NJ business to continue serving our veterans. HotSeat Warmers recently donated their disposable seat warmers to one of our packing events. We immediately got in touch with them and we've been off to the races ever since! Hot Seat Warmers now features a special charity shop on their site where YOU can purchase seat warmers that will go directly into our backpacks! 

HotSeat Warmers was recently featured on Building Business Icons, a Fox Business segment with Kevin Harrington, former shark from the hit TV series Shark Tank. Steve Baureis, founder of HotSeat Warmers, made a special mention to their work with BFL and our veterans. We were honored to be part of this great segment! Check it out below!

To learn more about how you can donate HotSeat Warmers to BFL or purchase for all your cold day activities, please visit

BFL x 94.7 Nash Matters Show

Backpacks For Life went into NYC to speak about our cause on the 94.7 'Nash Matters' show which highlights programs and things going on in the local community. We got a chance to tell people Brett's story and also explain how we are connecting veterans with the crucial resources they need to get back on their feet.

Backpacks For Life Receives Backpack Donation from Hometown Heroes

     We are very excited to share that we have been working with Mimi Kozma, a resident of the Montclair area, in her persuit of creating a docuseries called 'Food Hero', This docuseries is meant to help someone in need by using food. Mimi and her team reached out to us asking if we would want to be featured on her show. A few weeks later, Backpacks For Life went over to Ariane's Kitchen & Bar of Verona, NJ to film with Mimi and her team. We were so honored to have Mimi prepare an awesome meal for us and share our story with her. At the end of filming, we were in complete shock when Mimi presented us with a donation of 140 backpacks! In collaboration with Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit based out of South Jersey, Mimi was able to help us continue to serve our homless veteran community. Check out our full episode below:

In Episode 3 of Food Hero Mimi Kozma, Mimi Kozma and Mike Schwartz introduce Brett D'Alessandro. Brett, an active duty member of the United States Marine Corp. has recently launched the organization, Backpacks for Life in Verona, New Jersey.