Brandeis High School Student Organizing Bags for Blessings in a Backpack

Cricut Crafts with Blessings in a Backpack for Children in Need

January 12, 2020 • Contributor: Cricut PR Team

We are continuously amazed by our members and the incredibly kind acts they do for others. Before the year ended, Cricut partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to personalize bags for 62 students in need. Avid Cricut user and local Blessings in a Backpack coordinator, Sara Phillips, fills bags full of food supplies each weekend to feed children from Carnahan Elementary in San Antonio, Texas who would otherwise go hungry.

Phillips recruited volunteers beforehand to design and make the personalized bags with Cricut machines and materials in an event held at Carnahan Elementary.

Brandeis High School Students using the Cricut EasyPress 2
Brandeis High School Students Creating Totes with Cricut and Blessings in a Backpack
A Brandeis High School Student pulls off an Infusible Ink Pattern

The event brought out the community volunteers, including student athletes from nearby Brandeis High School, and the local school district station to decorate and stuff bags for the holiday break - a 16-day supply of food!

Brandeis High School Students Showcase Totes Made from Cricut

About Blessings in a Backpack:

Hunger has both short- and long-term negative effects on children’s health and ability to succeed in school. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack provided 3 million hunger-free weekends for more than 83,000 kids in 45 states and Washington D.C. For more information, visit

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