Having the weight of the world on your shoulders is generally considered a burden.
Unless you’re carrying it in a Schoolbags for Kids backpack. Then it’s a privilege and an honor.
That’s because for every tote you buy from the newly launched company, the founders donate a pack full of school supplies to children in need around the world.
The schoolbags have a neat horizontal design that allows books, art projects, and even a laptop (welcome to elementary school in the new millennium) to be stowed in an orderly fashion. Interior pockets hold pencils and markers; there’s an exterior mesh pouch for kiddo’s water bottle. Worried about the heft? Wide, cushioned straps distribute the weight in a safe, comfortable way.
But it’s the durable yellow backpacks of basics — such as paper and pencils — that get sent to children in need that really have us singing “teachable moment.”
There’s power in sharing the load.
Available online at schoolbagsforkids.com, $55.
Photos: Courtesy of Schoolbags for Kids; Courtesy of Momfilter