Contact: Parker White
Founder/Executive Director
(336) 709-9649


Greensboro, NC (December 24, 2013) — A generous local donor has agreed to match all donations given to BackPack Beginnings through the United Way of Greensboro.  Upon hearing about the mission of BackPack Beginnings, the anonymous donor agreed to match donations through December 31, 2013.  Every dollar donated will be doubled, up to $20,000.


“Whether United Way receives $5, $1,000 or $20,000, every dollar counts when it comes helping children”, says Parker White, founder of BackPack Beginnings.  “We hope this matching campaign inspires individuals, the community and corporate donors to double the value of their gift to BackPack Beginnings between now and the end of the year.”


Please consider making a holiday donation to BackPack Beginnings.  Your tax deductible donation will have double the impact.  Double your gift and double the children we help! 

  • $5 can feed a child for a weekend.
  • $15 can provide a comfort backpack to a child.
  • $150 can feed a child for the school year.
  • $8000 can feed 50 children for the entire school year.

All donations should be made to the United Way of Greensboro by check, online or in person.  To give online, visit:  If donating online, an email must be sent to or BackPack Beginnings stating the donation was made and that it should be earmarked for BackPack Beginnings. Note– Checks and donations should be marked “BackPack Beginnings Match” in order to be eligible for matching. The matching donation deadline is 5 pm on December 31st.

About BackPack Beginnings
BackPack Beginnings, founded in 2010 by Parker White, a native of Greensboro and mother of 2 children, is a 100 percent volunteer-run and donor-driven organization. What started out as a feeding program in one school feeding 50 children has grown to a multi-program organization serving approximately 3,000 children a year. During the 2014-15 school year, the Food BackPack Program sends nutritious, kid-friendly food home on the weekends to over 1,300 children in 25 Guilford County Title 1 schools and Head Start programs. If you would like to find out more or support BackPack Beginnings through in-kind donations, funding or volunteering, please contact Parker White at or visit