The partner backpacks we will be donating are a separate backpack from our backpack for sale. We are partnering with seperate manufacturers to purchase backpacks that are ideal for people who are experiencing homelessness. We are donating separate backpacks for three main reasons:
1. The backpacks we donate will be discrete, without any identifying logos or patterns, so the people that receive the backpack will not be recognized as using a donation.
2. The backpacks being donated need to be functional for a specific need. Our backpacks at Givway & Co. are functional for students and adults everyday lives. The backpack we are donating will be functional to be used for people who do not have a stable home. Both backpacks serve a very different purpose, but are connected by one thing - you (our valued customer)!
3. Our donation model is person-based. Initially we are donating multiple different backpacks to shelters so that we can get feedback on which backpacks were the most useful. By trying out many different types of backpacks, we hope we can find a type that benefits those in need as best as possible.