Helping You Find Your PURPOSE
Even something as simple as a backpack can have a significant purpose - like carrying medical supplies, school books, and food for hungry children. Here at BWAP® we want people who carry our backpacks to have purpose as well. Go to school with purpose. Invest with purpose. Use your time with purpose. Live life with purpose.™
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Every person has the capability to make a significant change in this world.
Above: BWAP Street Team and students pose with NY Yankees CC Sabathia and wife Amber.
(Photo by Jeremy Smith)
GET INVOLVED: By purchasing a BWAP backpack, you're already impacting the lives of at-risk students around the world.
By purchasing a BWAP® backpack, you’re already impacting the lives of at-risk students around the world. Now, we want to give you the opportunity to take it a step further. Here’s how you can get involved:
Domestically: If you are in the Oklahoma City area, we invite you to volunteer with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. You can check out volunteer opportunities here!
Internationally: Sponsor a child through Children International. Their unique sponsorship program gives you the opportunity to make a direct and lasting impact on an impoverished child. Contributions help provide education, health and dental care, nutrition support and other assistance, which can change the course of a child’s life. You can even exchange letters and photos with your sponsored child...and travel to visit if you wish.
Let others know about BWAP®. Working together, we can make a difference.
The STORY of Backpacks with a Purpose
From the beginning, it has been our mission to meet needs when we find them. The first BWAP® backpack was made in 2002 as a direct response to the needs of the Urban Mission in Oklahoma City. They needed high-quality, affordable backpacks with a classic design to distribute through their back-to-school program. Since then, through partnerships with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, over 750,000 BWAP® backpacks have been distributed to students who need them most.
Now, we are increasing our impact by inviting others to join with us in giving back. BWAP® is more than a bag—it’s a message. Go to school with purpose. Invest with purpose. Use your time with purpose. Live life with purpose.
When you purchase a BWAP® backpack, two BWAP® backpacks will be donated to a nonprofit working directly with at-risk kids. Our current partners, Children International and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, are daily changing the lives of children here at home and around the world. Find out more here.
When you carry a BWAP® backpack, you’re carrying a Backpack with a Purpose.
FAQs: How do I choose what nonprofit receives the 2 backpacks given on my behalf?
In the checkout process, you will be able to choose which nonprofit to designate as recipient of your 2 donated backpacks.
How do you choose which nonprofits to feature as recipients?
What if my zipper breaks or a quality concern arises?
We started off giving in our local community (the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma) and are branching out as more nonprofits show interest! Is there a nonprofit you are passionate about that needs backpacks? Feel free to send them our information and have them fill out this application form to be a BWAP partner
How much is shipping?
Our backpacks are guaranteed to last - if you have any BWAP backpack troubles, just give us a call at 888-442-6750 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will get you taken care of!
Shipping cost depends on where you are having your BWAP order shipped to and which mailing preference you choose. During the checkout process, your shipping cost will be automatically calculated for you before you submit your order.
How can I contact BWAP?
We welcome you to email us at email@example.com or call us at 888-442-6750.
What if I want to donate all the BWAP backpacks I purchase?
Please do! Just use the Promo code GIVEALL when checking out and all the backpacks you purchase will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice, including your personal BWAP backpack you purchased. Thanks for being extra-giving!