It’s that time of year again! Atlanta Public Schools (APS) hosted its 8th annual Back-to-School Bash on July 30 at Georgia World Congress Center. In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, this flagship event provides free backpacks, school supplies, health screenings and other resources to APS students and their families. The Newell Brands Charitable Foundation returned this year as a proud sponsor for the eighth consecutive year.

To achieve support for the APS, we partnered with Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that supports the lives of disadvantaged children by providing toys and gifts during the holiday season and other core essential supplies throughout the year, to support the event with a monetary gift from the Newell Brands Charitable Foundation and product donations from Newell Brands including Contigo® , Sharpie® , Paper Mate ® and Yankee Candle ®. At the event, more than 20 Newell volunteers distributed backpacks filled with school supplies and assisted the more than 10,000 families in attendance.

Our commitment to philanthropy is critical to being a force for good in the world and living our company values of truth, transparency, teamwork and trust. Watch this video to experience the event for yourself and learn more about our partnership with Empty Stocking Fund and APS!

Newell Brands Volunteers with Empty Stocking Fund at the Atlanta Public Schools back to School Bash