Will Leather Goods Donates Over 3,000 Backpacks To Detroit Schools

Native Detroiter and Founder Will Adler Brings the Give Will program to Cornerstone and Vernor schools

Dec 16, 2015, 08:00 ET from Will Leather Goods

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Will Leather Goods, an Oregon-based artisanal leather goods company, announced today its donation of over 3,000 Give Will backpacks to children of Cornerstone Schools and Vernor Elementary School. The donation is part of Will Leather Goods' founder Will Adler's mission to provide 500,000 backpacks to children in need by the year 2022. 

The entire student body of Cornerstone Schools and Cornerstone Academies are the first-ever recipients of Give Will in Detroit. Each Cornerstone student in grades K-12 received a specially-designed Give Will backpack. The backpacks are intended to serve as a, "bag to carry your dreams," and features a space for the child to write his or her future aspirations.

"My life's mission is to inspire people to act and be creative," said Will Leather Goods founder and Detroit Native Will Adler. "A bag to carry your dream is creating an ocean of inspiration at the beginning of young peoples lives. This bag is inviting them to feel comfortable with dreams, inspiration and heart felt emotion at the pivotal growth period of their life."

Detroit native Will Adler presented the backpacks at two school assemblies, one at 9AM and the second at 12PM on December 14th, where he addressed students to inspire them to stay motivated and work hard to achieve their goals. In another assembly on December 15th at 9:30AM, Adler made a similar donation of 300 backpacks to Vernor Elementary, which he attended during his childhood.

The Give Will program was established by Will Leather Goods in 2013 to support students in underfunded schools across America through in-kind backpack donations. The donation is part of Will Leather Goods' mission to help in the rebuilding of Detroit, and follows the the brand's recent "Legacy Store" opening in Midtown Detroit in early November.

To learn more about the Give Will initiative please visit https://www.willleathergoods.com/shop/give-will/

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Based out of Eugene, Oregon, the family owned and operated business offers bags, home goods, and other accessories guaranteed to last a lifetime. From its humble beginnings as a small belt stand started on the boardwalk of Venice Beach, California in 1981, Will Leather Goods has evolved into a brand that is recognized for uniting natural leathers with artisan textiles discovered during William's travels around the world. Will takes inspiration from a continuing journey in the world of leather craftsmanship. Discover Your Will. For more information, visit www.willleathergoods.com.

Launched in 2013, Give Will is now making dreamers out of children across the United States. With every Will Leather Goods purchase in-store and online, company Founder and Creative Director Will Adler and his team make a donation of backpacks to students in grades K-5. A capsule collection of colorful backpacks especially for the program feature a space for students to write both their name and their dream, to act as a reminder to keep working toward their goals.

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