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


Greensboro, NC (January 10, 2014) – In the frigid conditions Thursday morning, a pipe froze and burst at BackPack Beginnings’ storage facility located at 3714 Alliance Drive, Suite 105.  Due to the unusually cold conditions last week, the pipes were damaged, flooding the facility and damaging much of the donated inventory going to needy children in Guilford County.  Over a thousand books were ruined, and a large portion of stuffed animals, school supplies, and children’s clothes were soaked by the leaking water.

BackPack Beginnings is once again calling on the community for help with replacing the lost items.  “This has set us way back.  We have added to the list of schools we serve, and this couldn’t have come at a worse time for us,” said founder Parker White.  “Our current space was generously donated to us but we have outgrown it and were looking to relocate this year.”  Please contact Parker White at BackPack Beginnings for donations or information on a new warehouse space.  Your donations will help us recover the inventory destroyed by the flooding.

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