TEAM Wireless will provide over $200,000 in school supplies to local area children Saturday, July 29th, 2023, starting at 9 am local time.
Midwest – Locally owned TEAM Wireless, Verizon Authorized Retailer, will be providing 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies totaling over $200,000, to local school aged children through its 5th Annual Backpacks 4 Kids initiative.
“Our community efforts, whether it’s our Annual National Pediatric Cancer Foundation fundraising, youth sports sponsorships, or the Annual Backpacks 4 Kids initiative, center around the youth and families of our communities. We believe if it’s helping kids, it’s an excellent cause with the most important needs. One of my greatest joys as a business owner has been seeing our ability to support more communities and families as we’ve grown to 70 locations across America’s Midwest” explained Brian Boucher, Founder and CEO of TEAM Wireless.
TEAM Wireless raises funds in-store each summer across its 70 locations throughout Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for this cause and matches 100% of funds received to provide these backpacks filled with school supplies. “We use bulk buying to provide a really nice backpack with supplies each worth around $40, if families had to purchase these same school supplies themselves” explained Justin Burford, VP-Marketing, TEAM Wireless. “Each $5 donation from one of Guests becomes one of these $40 value backpack kits after our company match and bulk buying.”
The backpack giveaway begins the last Saturday of July each year. This year’s event will start at 9:00 am local time at all 70 TEAM Wireless locations. One backpack is given to each school-aged child present in-store, while supplies last, on a first served basis. Backpacks are continued to be given away through August until all are gone. “If we still have backpacks at the end of August, we’ll work with local schools to provide these backpacks and supplies directly to classrooms and teachers in our communities” adds Justin.
“I want to express gratitude towards our local Guests and employees who have fundraised or donated to our Annual Backpacks 4 Kids program over the years. TEAM Wireless proudly matches 100% of all funds raised and together as communities we’re able to provide local families with a great set of school supplies and one less need to consider as they approach the upcoming school year. For me, this is the real power of local businesses and local people working together and making a big difference right here in our hometowns. With this being our 5th year running the Backpacks 4 Kids program, next year we’ll be
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approaching $1 Million in school supplies donated through this initiative since its inception. That’s something all of us can celebrate” voiced Brian Boucher.
If you’d like to contribute to the TEAM Wireless’s Backpacks 4 Kids Backpack Giveaway, fundraising continues through August 31st. All funds raised will be matched and will contribute to either this year’s program or next year’s giveaway event. To find your local TEAM Wireless, Verizon Authorized Retail location, visit or find TEAM Wireless on Facebook.
The Backpack Giveaway begins at 9 am local time at each location on Saturday, July 29th. 1 Backpack kit will be given to each school aged child who is physically present at each location, while supplies last. Recipients and their families do not need to be TEAM Wireless or Verizon customers to receive a backpack kit. No purchases are necessary to receive a backpack kit. To allow these backpacks to be accessible to all families, no holds or pre-registrations are offered. Families are encouraged to show up close to 9 am to ensure backpack availability. Some locations run out of backpacks early in the mornings and others may have backpack kits into August. If you’d like to confirm availability after July 29th, please contact your local TEAM Wireless location.