Our team held a packing event at WeWork in NYC where we were filmed by the Fox News team. Not only were we able to pack 50 backpacks for our veterans, but we also were featured in a Veterans Day segment. Watch HERE!
Check out the November 5th issue of the NY Post for the latest feature of Backpacks For Life and The Bowery Pack. We had the great opportunity to host a packing event with the WeWork Veterans In Residence program powered by Bunker Labs. Each backpack we filled will be donated to a homeless veteran. While having this packing event, the NY Post stopped by and learned more about our story. See the full article here
Check out our latest segment on Comcast Newsmakers. We had the great opportunity of visiting their studios for a second time to update their viewers on our latest project, The Bowery Pack. Watch below!
Backpacks For Life was recently featured in The Progress, a local NJ newspaper that serves 6 towns in Essex County. We’re grateful for this feature which circles back to one of our earliest supporters from Roseland who sent care packages to our founder Brett while he was overseas. Check out the article below!
The New York Yankees...what could be more iconic, right? In conjunction with State Farm, the New York Yankees run a campaign called Good Neighbor of the Month where they honor a smaller, local person and/or organization that is doing good in their community. Our co-founder, Alexa, knew that Brett was just the person to nominate for this recognition. We received a call last week from the Yankees that Brett would be honored at the upcoming game. We received amazing seats in section 105...for those who don't know, that is first level between 1st and 2nd base and what a great view it was!
At the end of the 3rd inning, we were featured on the jumbotron where the announcer shared our story with the audience and some images of our work scrolled on the screen as well. At the end, there was a live shot of Brett and Alexa waving to the camera.
We are grateful for opportunities like these that allow us to share our mission with more people and continue to create awareness about the issues that veterans face. We are extremely grateful that the Yankees chose to highlight us during the game. Check out our feature below!