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Randa Gives Back with Operation Backpack


For the second year in a row, Randa has partnered with Volunteers of America-Greater New York and Operation Backpack. This past month, Randa associates in the New York and New Jersey offices had the opportunity to get involved with the organization.


Associates had the option to volunteer their time at "sort week" by stocking supplies and filling and checking backpacks, or to purchase their own backpacks and supplies to donate. Over 30 Randa associates volunteered, during a two week period, to work a five hour shift filling backpacks.

The Randa Foundation donated $5,000 to the charity, along with 75 backpacks. Numerous Randa associates individually purchased backpacks and supplies to donate to the cause.


“Randa’s charitable endeavors align corporate social responsibility with sound, sustainable business practices,” says Brad Kovaly, Randa’s chief operating officer. “To that end, we strive to be both good neighbors and authentic global corporate citizens.”

Operation Backpack is one of the many charitable organizations Randa supports. Randa Chicago started Volunteer Service Day events to help local organizations. Additionally, the Randa Chicago office holds a Rosemont Summer Camp, sponsoring five "at risk" children. These charitable associations, among Toys for Tots, and donating samples to New York City's Center for Safety & Change's Annual Designer Clothing & Accessories Sale are some of the many ways Randa gives back and encourages associate involvement. 


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About Operation Backpack:
Operation Backpack provides backpacks and supplies to underprivileged children, grades Pre-K-12th, who are living in a shelter. In New York City alone, there are over 23,000 children who are living in a homeless or domestic violence shelter. There are still 18,000 filled backpacks needed. To get involved or to donate,  please visit the Operation Backpack New York website.

Randa: Leading with Accessories
Randa produces men's belts, small leather goods, neckwear, luggage, casual bags, jewelry, and seasonal accessories including footwear, hats, gloves, and gifts, bringing these to market through all channels of distribution, worldwide. More than the world’s largest men’s accessories company, Randa uses its scale and expertise to create and expand powerful brands, exceptional products and extraordinary shopping experiences. For more information: www.randa.net.

(C) 2016, Taylor Post

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