Husband and wife duo, Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman created STATE as a for-profit company with a non-profit mindset. The Brooklyn-based company has an eye for style and a heart for American kids growing up in at-risk neighborhoods. STATE Bags was created to address the increasing need for backpacks for American children. Scot and Jacqueline hated watching kids carry their possessions in trash bags so as a company they promise, for every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack filled with essential tools for success to an American child in need. STATE is all about giving back, and through STATE Bag Drop Events, the team leads motivational rallies for children to encourage, support and teach young children the importance of education and their abilities. In 2009, The Tatelman’s founded the Country Roads Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves thousands of New York City kids. Buy STATE bags, support American kids.