Couple inspired by shocking trend uses 'power of business' to give back
These fashionable bags are supporting Americans in need
State Bags co-founder Scot Tatelman discusses his New York-based bag company and their donation of revenue to those in need.
The holiday season is meant for giving back and serving the community. One New York City-based backpack company, State Bags, uses the power of business to donate fully-packed backpacks year-round to those in need.
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State Bags CEO Scot Tatelman told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Monday that the inspiration came after starting a nonprofit summer camp with his wife. What they experienced was a true wake-up call.
“We started seeing a recurring theme of kids coming to camp carrying their belongings in ripped trash bags,” Tatelman said. “And this was kind of eye-opening to us.”
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The realization jumpstarted State Bags’ beginnings – with a goal to bring home the “one-for-one” business model.
“For every bag we sell, we support American kids, families and communities in the ways they need it most,” Tatelman said.