The nonprofits are teaming up to raise funds to feed hungry kids during the new school year
Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that provides food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry, is partnering with the Spartan Kids Foundation for a nationwide t-shirt design contest to raise funds for childhood hunger.
In honor of Back-to-School Month, the national nonprofits are asking children to use their creative skills and design the new Blessings in a Backpack t-shirt. The contest is now underway and is running through Thursday, Oct. 15.
Blessings in a Backpack is aiming to raise $25,000 during this national fundraiser, with the Spartan Kids Foundation set to donate $20 to Blessings for every contest entry submitted. Blessings in a Backpack currently feeds over 87,000 children in 1,092 schools across 45 states and the District of Columbia. There are more than 11 million in the United States who are at risk of hunger.
To participate in this contest, children ages 12 and under can print out the form on the Blessings in a Backpack website and draw their favorite thing about school. Once the artwork is completed, parents are encouraged to fill out the form, scan it and submit it on the website before Oct. 15.
The national Blessings in a Backpack team will select the top 10 finalists and share their designs on the national Facebook page, where social media followers will vote for their favorite design. Voting will run Oct. 19-23 and the winner will be announced the week of Oct. 26.
The winning artist will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, a Blessings in a Backpack prize package that includes their designed t-shirt, a free Spartan Kids Race code and their name will appear under the artwork on all printed shirts.
Below are examples of some fun and creative t-shirt design entries we have received: