The Backpack Project
The two businesses have been involved in the Backpack Project, organised by the Mount St Mary’s College, Chesterfield. The project recycles quality backpacks filled with useful items to support children in education.
The equipment and supplies, such as pencils, notepads and erasers will be distributed to children in Malawi who are desperately poor. The stationery will help support them in their fight to escape poverty and to get the most out of their lessons.
A co-ordinated effort
The project was spearheaded by Richard Smithers, Spicers Account Director and his family . The whole of Kudos Office Supplies and Spicers stock team also took time to help organise the backpacks and equipment.
Further donations can be given by visiting the JustGiving page especially set up, here
The project is additional to Mary’s Meals, a charity currently feeding 1.3 million children every day through fundraising initiatives. For many children, a Mary’s Meals backpack will be the first gift they receive.