Harriton High School ninth grade student Anna Welsh, 15-year-old founder and CEO of littlebags.bigimpact, recently donated $1,000 to Tree House Books, a giving library and literacy center in North Philadelphia. This monetary donation will supply 1000 meals to children.
Due to COVID-19, Philadelphia Public Schools are closed for the rest of the school year. During this quarantine, many families are food insecure, especially children who rely on school for supplemental meals. littlebags.bigimpact, in partnership with Tree House Books, has pivoted to not only provide books to underserved children, but now to also provide meals.
"Anna was the first of our corporate partners to commit to help us meet the food insecurity needs the children in North Philadelphia were about to face," said Michael Brix, Executive Director, Tree House Books. "Her donation allowed us to not only distribute over 1000 meals so far, but also continue to serve our mission of getting books and other learning materials into the homes of children."
"My social mission is to nurture the next generation," said Anna Welsh, founder and CEO, littlebags.bigimpact. "Now more than ever it's not only important to support their education with quality books, but to also nourish them with meals."
A women-owned business, littlebags.bigimpact is a social and sustainable impact company — handcrafting bags from locally reclaimed fabrics. 15% of the proceeds from each bag sold is donated to Tree House Books. Nationally recognized, littlebags.bigimpact has impacted more than 8,000 children in Philadelphia.