STATE is a partnership between husband and wife duo, Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman—a team that loves style and has a passion for kids growing up in America’s most challenging neighborhoods. In 2009, they founded Country Roads Foundation—a nonprofit organization that has served thousands of kids from East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Red Hook, Brooklyn. 

After watching countless amounts of kids carrying their possessions in trash bags, Scot and Jacq formed STATE. For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack—packed with essential tools for success—to an American child in need. During their BAG DROPS, a team of child development specialists from at-risk neighborhoods leads motivational rallies to encourage kids to be agents of change in their communities. STATE promises to provide kids with the tools they need to reach their full potential…and to always have their backs.

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