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 or $500, 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:   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, 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 2,000 children a year.  During  the 2012-13 school year, the Food BackPack Program sent nutritious, kid-friendly food home on the weekend to over 980 children at 20 Guilford County Title 1 schools and Head Start programs.  Our Comfort BackPack program has distributed over 1,655 Comfort BackPacks since May 2012 to children during transition from abuse/neglect, foster, homeless and refugee settings.

To find out more or support BackPack Beginnings through in-kind donations, funding or volunteering, please contact Parker White at or visit the organization online at