Story via AccessoriesMagazine.com by Lauren Parker
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Sarah Michelle Gellar recently co-hosted a charity event supporting the Vera Bradley and Blessings in a Backpack back-to-school tour at Vista Charter Middle School in Los Angeles, CA.
The actress joined partner brands in the coast-to-coast philanthropy pledge to donate 25,000 food-filled backpacks to underprivileged children and their families across America. The facility’s private schoolyard was transformed for an afternoon filled with carnival games and take-home prizes including a pirate bounce, ring toss, skee ball, whack-a-mole, life-size connect-four, inflatable obstacle course and more.
The event kicked off a week-long initiative where Vera Bradley and Blessings in a Backpack’s philanthropic partnership helped mobilize communities, individuals, and resources to provide new backpacks and food for children who might otherwise go hungry.
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Happy Friday!! While my kids are excited for the weekend, not all kids are as lucky. 13 million kids in America won’t have enough food to eat over the weekend. That’s 1 in 5 kids, that eat their meals at school during the week, but when the weekend comes they don’t have access to affordable, nutritious food. This week I had the most incredible opportunity to partner with @verabradley and @blessingsinabackpack and provide an entire school in Los Angeles with brand new backpacks for school, that each weekend will be filled with enough food for the weekend (for the kids and their siblings) oh yeah and a carnival (check my insta story) These children were so loving and grateful, it made me feel like the lucky one. Thank you #verabradley for donating not only the backpacks, but hope. And thank you #blessingsinabackpack for providing a solution through your tireless dedication. And the biggest thank you to Vista Charter Public School, and their one of a kind principal Karen Amaya. Your kids are so lucky to have you, and I am so lucky to have met you (and been inspired by you) Please check out this incredible organization – https://www.verabradley.com/us/static/blessingsinabackpack