January 12, 2020 • Contributor: Cricut PR Team
Before the year ended, Cricut, partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to provide reusable personalized 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.
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! The Cricut machines and materials were donated to the students and teachers at Carnahan Elementary following their use at the event.
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 blessingsinabackpack.org.