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GOING BEYOND THE BAG.

STATE was created to address the immediate needs of American children living with challenging – and in some cases critical - circumstances.

For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack - packed with essential tools for success - to an American child in need; but our commitment goes beyond simply a material donation.

STATE Bags is proud to be a Benefit Corporation, accompanied by fellow companies creating public significance by having a material, positive impact on society.

THE STORY OF STATE

THE STORY OF STATE

STATE began as a partnership between husband and wife team, Scot and Jacq Tatelman. They created STATE as a for-profit company with a nonprofit pedigree.

These Brooklyn-based social entrepreneurs have eyes trained for style but their hearts have always been with kids growing up in America’s most underfunded neighborhoods.

In 2009, they founded Country Roads Foundation - a nonprofit organization that has served thousands of New York City kids.

After watching countless kids carrying their possessions in ripped trash bags, Scot and Jacq formed STATE - a company that promises to not only deliver much needed supplies, but to also provide youth with the tools to reach their fullest potential and better their communities. And to always have their backs.

Scot and Jacq live in Brooklyn with their two children, and their dog Pokey.

Bag Drops

Bag drops are where the real impact is made. Our team of “PackMen” and “PackWomen” lead motivational rallies that leave participating kids with a renewed spirit and belief in themselves (not to mention brand new STATE backpacks.

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Get One. Give One.

For each bag sold, we hand-deliver a backpack - packed with essential tools for success - to an American child in need.

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#WHATDOWE
TELLTHEKIDS

Our #WhatDoWeTellTheKids projects aim to shed light and share stories around social injustices and marginalized populations across the US.

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Erase The R Word

Our latest #WhatDoWeTellTheKids video - shot and directed by Emmy Award winner, Kat Misko - simply asks the question, why? Why is the R word still being used when it's so hurtful to so many?

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LGBTQ Initiative

Words can often hurt more than fists. Read the stories from proud members of the LGBTQ community to learn why.

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Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter. It's a movement but also a mindset. To those working w/ children in underfunded communities it begs the question, #WhatDoWeTellTheKids?

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#WHATDOWETELLTHEKIDS

Our #WhatDoWeTellTheKids projects aim to shed light and share stories around social injustices and marginalized populations across the US.

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LGBTQ Initiative

Words can often hurt more than fists. Read the stories from proud members of the LGBTQ community to learn why.

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Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter. It's a movement but also a mindset. To those working w/ children in underfunded communities it begs the question, #WhatDoWeTellTheKids?

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State Projects

Special events, projects and collaborations are just another way in which we spread the love.

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STATE + The Giving Keys

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STATE + Honest Co.

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STATE + Beyonce

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