A&E Exclusive: Gyford StandOff Systems Donates 150 Stocked Backpacks to Local School District

After earning the title, "Outstanding Community Partner" earlier this year for its previous involvement with the program, the company reports another successful year.

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As a part of the national campaign Build-a-Backpack, Gyford StandOff Systems again donated 150 stocked backpacks to its local school district’s (Nevada Washoe County) Children in Transition Program. The program’s goal this year was to reach 2,000 total backpacks.

Build-a-Backpack is an event that involves filling backpacks with school supplies for children living in motels, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, or who are unaccompanied. Its mission is to send every child to school fully equipped for the new school year and therefore streamline access to education. 

Steve and Valerie Gyford bought 150 backpacks in early 2018 and Gyford’s staff filled the backpacks throughout the year with classroom supplies. To supplement their contributions, the company offered a sales promotion in May, where 10 percent of kit sales went toward buying supplies for this cause.

In May of this year, Gyford StandOff Systems was recognized by the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada as an “Outstanding Community Partner” for its efforts with Build-a-Backpack the year prior.”It was a successful year supporting this program and we will continue to help children’s causes in 2019,” reports Digital Media Artist Brad Wass.

For more information on the Children in Transition Program, visit

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