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OnwardPacks
08-13-2012, 05:03 PM
Hey all! We are OnwardPacks and we sell backpacks that give back to elementary schools.

When you purchase a pack, we take a portion of the proceeds and use it to purchase tangible items in your name. We then give these tangible items to our OnwardSchools, which are elementary schools here in the USA. You get to pick how you give between 3 categories: Sports, the Arts, or Books.

We partner with businesses and schools to make this work. For instance, we partner with Scholastic books. As a business, they give us 40 to 60% off of classroom sets of books. Basically, this means that your $64 dollar backpack purchase can essentially give up to $60 dollars worth of books to a school who needs them. We also partner with the schools. Let's say that you like books more than anything and that's how you choose to give. We then go to the school and find out [I]exactly[I] which books they need the most, and those are the ones that they are given.

What's great is that the backpack is amazing too. We talked to over 1,000 college students asking them exactly what they wanted in a backpack, and that's what we've delivered. Some of the features include: a waterbottle pocket, laptop and iPad sleeves within the main compartment of the bag (lined in velveteen), a simple but functional organizational pocket, and 2 types of padding on the straps and back. It's the perfect college backpack, and it gives back at the same time.

We've been working on this project for a year now. We've already started the business model selling buttons rather than backpacks and the results are phenomenal. We hope that you feel the same!

Find us at:
Indiegogo.com/OnwardPacks2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuegxmgblg&feature=plcp
And also check out:
Facebook.com/OnwardPacks
Youtube.com/OnwardPacks
and
Onwardpacks.com

OnwardPacks
08-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Hey all,

Just wanted to post some perk pictures, so you can get an idea of the sort of things you'll get for helping us out!
Remember, all of your funds go towards helping us help the kids of the US! How cool is that? :)


Below is a picture of the water bottle and also the t-shirt! Thanks again for all of your support!
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Hey all! We are OnwardPacks and we sell backpacks that give back to elementary schools.

When you purchase a pack, we take a portion of the proceeds and use it to purchase tangible items in your name. We then give these tangible items to our OnwardSchools, which are elementary schools here in the USA. You get to pick how you give between 3 categories: Sports, the Arts, or Books.

We partner with businesses and schools to make this work. For instance, we partner with Scholastic books. As a business, they give us 40 to 60% off of classroom sets of books. Basically, this means that your $64 dollar backpack purchase can essentially give up to $60 dollars worth of books to a school who needs them. We also partner with the schools. Let's say that you like books more than anything and that's how you choose to give. We then go to the school and find out [I]exactly[I] which books they need the most, and those are the ones that they are given.

What's great is that the backpack is amazing too. We talked to over 1,000 college students asking them exactly what they wanted in a backpack, and that's what we've delivered. Some of the features include: a waterbottle pocket, laptop and iPad sleeves within the main compartment of the bag (lined in velveteen), a simple but functional organizational pocket, and 2 types of padding on the straps and back. It's the perfect college backpack, and it gives back at the same time.

We've been working on this project for a year now. We've already started the business model selling buttons rather than backpacks and the results are phenomenal. We hope that you feel the same!

Find us at:
Indiegogo.com/OnwardPacks2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuegxmgblg&feature=plcp
And also check out:
Facebook.com/OnwardPacks
Youtube.com/OnwardPacks
and
Onwardpacks.com