It was July last year when best friends Josh and RJ resigned from their jobs and decided to make helping poor school kids their full time Job. “ To succeed is one thing but to go back where you came from and be able to empower, inspire and encourage underprivileged kids with your own story is to me happiness and real service”, Josh said in an interview.
His co-founder RJ Garcia was a long time community volunteer working alongside different organizations in different projects before stepping to a new calling for greater service.
The 28-year old founders added that they both had their own plight of poverty growing up. “We do what we do now because we’ve been there. Every time we hand one school bag to a kid, in our hearts we are saying, we know what you are going through BUT YOU TOO CAN SUCCEED”, RJ stressed with enthusiasm.
BAG943, BAG which stands for “Be A Giver” sells good quality backpacks and
for every purchase made, the company gives another bag to a school kid in need – BUY ONE, GIVE ONE. The company does not only sell good quality backpacks, its mission to empower poor school kids get and pursue education through their projects and programs is the selling part.
Since it launched, BAG943 had given over 500 school bags to Four (5) adopted schools across the country, a remarkable accomplishment for a company that is young and new. Every quarter, the company adopts at least one school to benefit from “BAG OF DREAMS Project”, a bag drive made possible because of the customers’ purchases. The number of sales the company makes equals the number of school bags that they give away to poor school kids.
RJ and Josh said they felt equally blessed and inspired to have the privilege of helping poor school kids in this country through BAG943 and are encouraging all Filipinos here and abroad to rally with them in creating an impact to the lives of our children, in starting a change we want to see in the future. Pag nagbibigay ka iniisip mo na nabe-bless mo ang iba, but in reality, if you think about it, ikaw ang unang na be bless by the simple fact that you are blessed to be able to share and give”, Josh concluded.
Let’s welcome BAG943 to 2013 with our festive flutes and wish them success in the coming years! There are not a lot of companies in the Philippines that were founded with social responsibility in mind and this is something that definitely should multiply in numbers. So folks, the next time you plan to buy your next backpack, you might want to consider skipping the big brands and make BAG943 your new backpack pick!
Like BAG943 on Facebook www.facebook.com/BAG943and follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/BAG943. For your online purchases, visit www.bag943.com or send other inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or sms to +639228575060.
BAG943 is also now available in countries like USA, EUROPE, Singapore, Japan and ships to most countries around the world.