Backpacks for New Beginnings is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity founded in 2009 by brothers Jackson and Tristan Kelley. Jackson is a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and Tristan is a junior at Medfield High School. Their younger sister Violet, a third grader in Medfield, has also taken on a role and loves helping with the organization. BP4NB is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children including those in foster care, group homes, and homeless shelters. Many of these children will start the first day of school without the necessary backpack and school supplies which causes them to feel inadequate and simultaneously puts them at an academic disadvantage. When a child receives a new backpack filled with school supplies it allows them to feel special, fit in with others, and start the school year prepared. The need for backpacks is huge and sadly continues to grow each year. Backpacks for New Beginnings strives to empower children to succeed acadmeically by providing them with necessary tools for greatness.

Making the difference in the life of a child, one backpack at a time.