Ready for Learning 2020

Ready for Learning 2020

Ready for Learning 2020

The Backpack Challenge has a New Name.

The need is greater than ever.

From Michal Smith, Executive Director, Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia:


For children hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is MORE critical than ever to remove as MANY barriers as possible to learning More than one-fifth of students are not participating in school right now—21% of students are “absentee” due to disruptions to routine and school services, increasing anxiety and depression. Cradles to Crayons offers families a sense of support and security by providing quality school supply kits to children through our network of service partners.

July 27 – 31, 2020


Help us give children in our area something of their very own this school year.

Now in its 15th year, the Annual Backpack Challenge has become a cherished tradition within BHHS Fox & Roach and The Trident Group. Since 2006, our sales professionals, employees and management have donated more than 40,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for homeless and foster care children in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Last year we collected 7,534 backpacks!


This year as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fox & Roach/Trident Charities we are again collecting filled backpacks for underserved children throughout the communities where we work and live. Your $20 donation will give a child a new, filled backpack to start the year and keep that backpack full with enough supplies for the entire school year. A child who is ready for learning, given the necessary supplies for the entire school year, is a child who is prepared to achieve.


To donate click the “PlACE YOUR ONLINE ORDER” button at the top of the page. Or to pay by check use the form below. Thank you!

Company Contribution


BHHS Fox & Roach and The Trident Group support our commitment to help disadvantaged children prepare to learn and achieve. As in past years, the company will donate 5 filled backpacks & supplies for every 50 backpacks donated by your office or department. In 2019, the BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident executive team increased our office and department efforts with a donation of 480 additional filled backpacks!

From Kassie Erb, President, Fox & Roach Trident Charities:


During these challenging times it is most important to protect and support the most vulnerable. As we celebrate our 25th year, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities will continue to provide basic necessities to the less fortunate. Our company’s commitment to children and families in need helps to relieve some of their financial burdens and in providing new backpacks filled with supplies for the entire school year we help to give children confidence and pride in being “ready for learning”.

Promote Ready for Learning 2020!

Theresa Murphy, Horizon House, Inc.: “The backpacks, pampers and all of the other items that we are fortunate to receive from C2C are truly a blessing for those we support. People will be lost without these donations.”

Theresa Russell, Deveraux Advanced Behavioral Health: “These school supplies are so valued each year. While this pandemic has made the execution for this program a little more challenging for your team, we are grateful that you have found a creative solution and are able to continue the program.”

Kathy, Age 12: “My new backpack made me feel special because now I have a backpack that’s just like the all other kids’ backpacks!”