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STATE Bags & Senator Kaminsky's Bag Drop Rally Held at Brooklyn Avenue School in Valley Stream

High energy bag drop rally with attendance from Senator Kaminsky held at Brooklyn Avenue School in Valley Stream, New York.

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Photo by: Office of Senator Todd Kaminsky.

Valley Stream, NY - October 30, 2016 - STATE Bags, a buy one give one, Brooklyn-born brand that addresses the needs of American children living in the country's most underfunded neighborhoods hosted their signature, high energy bag drop rally with attendance from Senator Kaminsky.

In celebration of STATE Bags partnership with Senator Kaminsky, STATE and the Senator hosted a bag drop rally for hundreds of students at the Brooklyn Avenue School in Valley Stream, New York.

The 60 minute, interactive, high energy bag drop event was led by the STATE PackMen/Women and DJ, concluding with each student receiving a fully-stocked STATE backpack, hand-delivered by Senator Kaminsky.

"I am inspired by the tremendous work and generosity of STATE Bags, and am so thankful that they took the time to speak to our students about the impact they can have when they decide to pursue their dreams.  I hope that the students walked away from the rally knowing that they can do whatever they put their minds to, and that the backpack they received will serve them well in their journey to success." - Senator Kaminsky

About STATE Bags:
Not just a backpack – a #GiveBackPack. STATE Bags is a one-for-one, Brooklyn-born benefit corporation whose mission goes beyond selling cool and classic bags. STATE was created to address the immediate needs of American children living with challenging - and in some cases critical - circumstances. Founded by Jacq and Scot Tatelman in 2013, the couple created the company after watching kids carrying their necessities in trash bags at their nonprofit summer camp. For each bag sold, STATE donates a fully-stocked backpack to an American child in need at its motivational bag drop donation events. STATE offers a collection of bags – predominantly backpacks, for men, women and kids, and has partnered with a variety of influencers and brands such as Beyonce’s #BeyGOOD charitable movement, The Honest Company, American Eagle, Twitter and others in the donating thousands of bags across the country to children in need. The brand can be found nationally at retail partners including Bloomingdale’s, Barneys, Nordstrom, and Shopbop. In 2009, Scot & Jacqueline Tatelman also founded Country Roads Foundation  and its signature program, Camp POWER - a nonprofit summer camp that has served thousands of New York City kids.

For more information on STATE Bags, please visit online.

About Senator Kaminsky:
Senator Todd Kaminsky has spent his career fighting for Long Island families and working to end government corruption.  On April 19, the people of the South Shore elected him in a special election to continue that work in the State Senate.  Todd has been a leader on issues important to Long Islanders, including property tax relief, government reform, assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims and a $20 million increase for South Shore school districts. Todd is also the statewide leader on access to diplomas for students with special needs, as well as fixing New York’s broken standardized testing system for public school students.  For more information on Senator Kaminsky, please visit online.