A BAG TO CARRY YOUR DREAMS
Give Will is Will Leather Goods’ first social initiative to support students in underfunded public elementary schools across America through in-kind donations because we believe every child deserves a bag to carry their dreams. Our founder Will Adler designed a capsule collection of backpacks especially for the program. Each colorful backpack has a space for students to write down their name and their dream to act as a reminder to keep working toward their goals.
HOW MANY BACKPACKS ARE YOU DONATING?
WILL is committed to donating 500,000 backpacks to underfunded public elementary schools across America.
WHAT BACKPACKS ARE YOU DONATING?
Will designed a capsule collection of backpacks especially for the program. The colorful assortment is modeled from the everyday WILL collection, using the same top grade materials and steadfast construction. Made from wax coated cotton canvas and vegetable tanned leather trim, the backpack is sized to fit students in grades K through 5.
HOW IS GIVE WILL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COMPANIES’ INITIATIVES?
As a family-owned business grown in the USA, we have chosen to focus our donations within America, rather than target organizations in countries overseas. Headquartered in Eugene, OR, we want our charitable efforts to directly impact our friends and neighbors here in the USA.
WHY FOCUS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION?
We recognize that there are still great needs within the country, especially in the public education system where students often lack confidence and inspiration to pursue their dreams. A recent study ranked the United States 14th in the developed world for education, dropped out from top ten. Funding to the arts continues to decrease or be cut out entirely. Our founder Will Adler grew up attending public school in Detroit and knows firsthand the importance of an excellent education and a little bit of motivation.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Click here to shop our Give Will collection – a portion of the proceeds is devoted to supporting the program and achieving our goal of donating 500,00 backpacks. Do you know a public elementary school or organization that could benefit from our initiative? Use the form below to contact our Give Will team.