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 BAG DROP EVENTS 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).

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


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.


STATE has partnered with a variety of influencers and brands such as Beyonce, Twitter, The Honest Company, RocNation, SoulCycle, and many more.

Whether it be exclusive collections, corporate gifting or production "wrap gifts," collaborations of all types have fueled our mission to give back to local kids in need.

If you're interested in a partnership with STATE, hit us up at info@statebags.com!