Monthly Newsletter | November 2020
Calling All Warriors:

From teachers going above and beyond for their students to restaurant workers donating meals to food-insecure families, we know that many people have spread generosity and kindness this year. We want to recognize those who have stepped up to help others. Nominate a Warrior for Kids, and you’ll be entered to win a Vera Bradley prize package — and the person you nominate could win a $1,000 Amazon gift card! Enter yourself or someone you know today.


Pictured: Sarah Weedman, a second-grade teacher making virtual learning fun for her students, and a Warrior for Kids!
Contest Winner:

Congratulations to Nate, age 9, the WINNER of our first-ever t-shirt design contest! His colorful design received 756 Facebook likes, 25% of the votes, and can be found on the Blessings in a Backpack online store! The shirt is available in kid and adult sizes.
Thank you to all the talented young artists who submitted designs and helped make this contest a great success! Because of YOU, the Spartan Kids Foundation donated $25,000 to provide weekend food for kids who might otherwise go hungry.
Get Involved:

If you're looking for virtual team building activities this holiday season that include a philanthropic cause, we've got you covered! Click here to learn about our Virtual Mixology Class, Virtual Fitness Challenges, and Virtual Packing Events.

We can also host a packing event with your employees while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Click here to get started.

Upcoming Events:

Nov. 22–25, 2020
Florida and Michigan MOD pizza locations

Nov. 26, 2020
Northville, Mich.
Core News:
Giving Tuesday:
As warriors, we are strong, brave, and never give up on the fight to end childhood hunger! On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the Spartan Kids Foundation will match our efforts – up to $50,000.

You can be a Warrior for Kids by making a donation or starting a Facebook fundraiser and helping us reach our goal of $100,000. If you raise $200 or more through your fundraiser, we will send you a FREE “Be a Warrior” bracelet, thanks to our friends at Alex and Ani. Pledge your support today and help us feed kids on the weekends!
Good Apples:
No Kid Hungry Gives $100,000 to Blessings in a Backpack...

No Kid Hungry made a generous donation of $100,000, which was used to provide 25,000 bags of food for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to three Blessings in a Backpack chapters-Southwest Florida, First Coast, and Louisville.

Read more
www.blessingsinabackpack.org
National Search to Honor Warriors for Kids

Blessings in a Backpack and Spartan Kids Foundation are teaming up to recognize local heroes and raise funds to feed hungry kids. Do you know a teacher, transportation driver, restaurant worker, frontline worker or volunteer who has gone above and...

Read more
www.blessingsinabackpack.org
Thank You to Our Donors
Reflects giving from July 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2020:
$100,000 and Up
 $25,000 to $49,999 
The Albertsons Companies Foundation 
Allied Products Corporation 
Ausherman Family Foundation, Inc. 
Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation 
Brown and Caldwell 
The Community Foundation of Frederick County 
Community Foundation of Greater Rochester 
Farmers Insurance 
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation 
Molex, LLC 
PGA TOUR Volunteer Appreciation Program sponsored by Myrbetriq 
Related Affordable Foundation 
United Way Of Northeast Florida 
Vera Bradley

$15,000 to $24,999 
The Amit J & Vicky L Patel Foundation 
BKD Foundation 
Clark Family Foundation, Inc. 
CME Group 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
The City of Frederick 
General Motors Foundation 
Gresham Grocery Outlet 
Latin Women's Initiative 
Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust 
PGA TOUR, Inc. 
St John's Grocery Outlet 
Walmart Foundation 
William H. Donner Foundation, Inc.

$10,000 to $14,999 
Anonymous 
Arby's Foundation 
Blessings in a Backpack Fort Wayne 
Cahill Homes 
Covenant United Methodist Church 
Craig and Mary Schiefelbein Foundation 
James Gorman 
The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation, Inc. 
Monsanto (Bayer) Fund 
Name Bubbles 
Steven Pack 
Percent Pledge 
Rodar LLC 
Texas Capital Bank 
UPS-Jacksonville Employees