Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, is working with anti-hunger organization Feed the Children to provide at-risk children with backpacks filled with school supplies, hygiene items and snacks to help in the new school year. Teleperformance volunteers and the nonprofit will build and deliver an estimated 7,500 backpacks to children across the U.S.

Each backpack will provide a child with a variety of supplies such as notebooks, folders, glue sticks, crayons, pens and pencils. They will also be given daily essentials and to help with personal hygiene.

Every year, teachers are reaching into their own pockets to pay nearly $600 for classroom materials. With the cost of supplies steadily increasing, many families struggle to send their children to school with the proper materials needed to learn and grow in the classroom.

“We know how important it is to support children in and out of the classroom,” said Travis Coates, Teleperformance Chief Operating Officer. “In our joint effort with Feed the Children, we hope to provide children with the much-needed classroom supplies to succeed in the new school year.”

Teleperformance and Feed the Children have planned multiple events across the country with local partners to help provide families with food and essentials, as well as help offset the cost of school supplies. Together, they will deliver backpacks to 30 communities:

 

  • Albany, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Boise, ID
  • Bristol, TN
  • Brownsville, TX (Boca Chica)
  • Campbellsville, KY
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Edinburg, TX
  • Fairmont, WV
  • Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Hobart, IN
  • Joplin, MO
  • Killeen, TX
  • Louisville, KY
  • Marion, VA
  • North Lauderdale, FL
  • Ogden, UT
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Port St Lucie, FL
  • Reno, NV
  • Richmond, VA
  • Salt Lake City, UT (Ninigret)
  • Sandy, UT
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Streator, IL
  • West Salem, WI
  • Westerville, OH

 

“Feed the Children believes education is one of the best ways to help children escape the cycle of poverty,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “Our goal is to promote school attendance and increase access to educational resources. Thanks to our generous partner Teleperformance, we are able to help these families rest a little easier knowing they don’t have to worry about the upcoming school year.”


About Feed the Children

At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in 10 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.

Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.

Feed the Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.