Founded in 2004, Back to School Backpacks got its start when Ben, Alex and Zach Greer were challenged by their parents to give back to their community. Then, they attended Williams Elementary School and Bret Harte Middle School as a nine year old, a 12 year old and a 13 year old. The boys now attend Boston University, Santa Clara University, and Bellarmine College Preparatory. Back to School Backpacks is currently in its seventh year of operation with a history of over 3000 backpacks filled with an entire years worth of supplies given away to economically challenged and underprivileged students.
Each year Back to School Backpacks distributes these backpacks at the beginning of the school year to the kids whose parents are involved in assistance at InnVision the Way Home and programs supported by InnVision. The students that receive the backpacks and school supplies normally would not be able to have new backpacks and supplies for the new school year.