The Backpack Program first began in the Vallejo City Unified School District in Vallejo, CA, as a way to give back to the Sabathia’s home community. Since then, the program has grown to include the New York Tri State Area and public schools in the Bronx. As a single parent, CC’s mom Margie often could not afford to buy CC back to school supplies and a new backpack to start the school year. She hopes this program will help other single mothers and families and perhaps can take one less burden off of a parent’s shoulders. Our goal is to provide the children with everything they will need to start them off in the right direction!
To date, the Foundation has given more than 20,500 backpacks to children in Vallejo and the Bronx.