Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning initiative sets students up for success by providing learning essentials to 50,000 children in our market region—free of charge. These supplies are distributed through 180+ area social services agency partners, serving kids in the most vulnerable living situations.
“Sara is going into 1st grade now and we’re so happy about the backpack and the thoughtfulness…When we opened the backpack and saw the supplies. What a wonderful bonus. You’ve got one happy kid here. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Now in its 17th year, the Annual Backpack Challenge has become a important tradition within BHHS Fox & Roach and The Trident Group. Since 2006, our sales professionals, employees and management have donated more than 52,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for unhoused and low-income children in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is the hallmark of the BHHS Fox & Roach family of companies.
Last year donations of over $115,625 provided 6,390 filled backpacks to area children who would otherwise go without! What an incredible showing of generosity by sales associates and employees in a truly difficult year.
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.
BHHS Fox & Roach, The Trident Group and Prosperity Mortgage support our commitment to help 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 2021, the BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident Executive Team increased our office and department efforts with a donation of $7,900 to purchase an additional 395 backpacks!
To donate, click the “PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE” button at the top of the page. If you prefer to pay by check, please use the order form below. And thank you for helping to ensure that every student has the tools necessary to learn.
“Much appreciated. Struggling to make ends meet with 2 small kids is hard enough, never mind back to school expenses…Thank you both so much for helping us out with one less expense.” – Parent
“Nothing brings our children more confidence and security than attending the first day of school in a brand new outfit and backpack, and with all the supplies listed on their school supply list. We are forever grateful that Cradles to Crayons is our partner.” – Social Worker
“Thank you for all of the things you gave us. It blew my mind away to another galaxy.”
– Amol, age 11