The CGT Backpack Project!
The CGT Backpack Project: We Sent 663 Children Back to School with New School Supplies this year!
This year, CGT worked with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank to provide 663 children in need with school supplies. In the spirit of back-to-school, CGT employees worked together to get the children the supplies they need to be successful in school. We collected crayons, pencils, pencil cases, lunch bags, binders, and notebooks to fill as many backpacks as possible for the children in our community!
We could not have reached this outstanding number of backpacks without our partner KWE Canada, who got involved in the Backpack Project after seeing our growing supply of donated items. KWE took it upon themselves to get in touch with ACCO Brands, who then provided us with 3 skids worth of donations! Together, our partners helped to fill an entire van with donations.
We want to say a big thank you to our employees and friends at KWE and ACCO Brands for the generous school supply donations made to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank this September. This year’s Backpack Project showed how willing our organization and staff are to give back to our community. We helped 663 children go back to school with the supplies they can’t make it through the year without. We are truly thankful for the incredible community of people that work at CGT who join with us year after year to support children’s education.
If you are interested in being part of a similar initiative, the Cambridge Food Bank runs similar events such as warm coat drives and food drives throughout the year! Visit Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank for more information.
This year we are celebrating 150 years of manufacturing leadership — making us one of the country’s oldest companies in the industry. To mark this important milestone, we are organizing a series of events, open houses, and community initiatives throughout the year. Stay in touch with CGT by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and be sure to check back for all of our exciting 150th anniversary events here!