With holiday season in full swing, the employees of Impact Logistics are taking time to support some less fortunate members of their community, both here and far away.
The company’s “Christmas Backpacks” project, which began as a way for Impact employees to make a positive impact on young people in Honduras, has this year expanded and includes local students. Developed under the company’s Point of Impact non-profit division, the project sends 450 backpacks to underprivileged students in Honduras at the beginning of each year.
This year, Impact partnered with Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) and doubled the scope of the project. Now, for $60, donors will be able to send backpacks filled with school supplies and uniforms to students in Honduras and in the Memphis area. This new partnership will ensure that 900 students will start the New Year with a fresh uniform, new school shoes, and school supplies.
The annual project is generating plenty of attention and has attracted increased donations this year. Impact founder David Hamilton recently promoted the “Christmas Backpacks” program on WREG-TV and a feature story was published in The Bartlett Express.