The SchoolinaBag charity have set themselves an ambitious target for 2018.
Back in October 2015, the charity sat down for a Thai meal to celebrate their 10 year anniversary and the fact that they had reached their first £1,000,000. At the time they had delivered 55,000 school bags to children in 27 countries. From there, new challenges were set, including reaching their second million and delivering 100,000 school bags.
CEO and founder, Luke Simon, said: “I am pleased to say that we are on course…but the 100,000 SchoolBags by the end of 2018 has now become the core focus of this year and with Spring around the corner (it is -2 degrees outside and snow is forecast), it is now time for us to shout about it so that hopefully, collectively, you can all help us strive to reach our target. So where are we with out current SchoolBag and Country total right now? Drum roll please….3,361 SchoolBags to children in 39 Countries….dun, dun, daaaahhh!
“I know what you are all thinking, in 28 months they have funded 28,361 SchoolBags and in the remaining 10 months of 2018, they still have to fund a further 16,639 SchoolBags to reach their target. That is rather ambitious! Well, it is…but, our SchoolBag total is only ever shown as the number of SchoolBags that have actually been distributed to children, not the number that have been funded and I am very happy to say that we have an impressive 3,809 SchoolBags currently in country waiting for distribution within the next few months. Take these off the amount we need to fund and the total becomes 12,830. Much more manageable, right? Well yes…but there is no doubt that we need to have a big year…our biggest yet in order for us to arrive at that magic six figure number by the year end! But we are confident that through our wonderful supporters we will be able to get there. That being said, there are two things that would undoubtedly stand us in good stead and we are striving to try and bring these to fruition.
“Firstly, support from the corporate/ commercial sector and secondly, a celebrity patron.”
If anyone is able to help with these two things to help them reach their targets they would like to hear from you.
School in a Bag has had some excellent corporate support and knows that there are some amazing amounts of money raised by businesses fullfilling their Corporate Social Responsibility. School in a Bag is a bright and visual way for companies to be involved. They will get the chance to pack the school bags they have funded and because each of them are numbered, the companies also have the opportunity to see exactly where their Schoolbags have been sent and who received them.
Having a celebrity patron is something the charity has been discussing got years and have tried to make contact with different celebrities. So, if any of you happen to know a famous person who might be available, the charity would love to hear from you.
You can contact the CEO, Luke Simon, on: email@example.com