SAN LEANDRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JanSport, the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel, today announced its participation in the NBC Today Show's â€œLend a Handâ€ series. This week JanSport accompanies Al Roker and The Today Show at three of their goodwill stops, including A Chance for Children Foundation in Los Angeles, the Portland Parks Foundation in Portland, and today, at the Arkansas Rice Depot in Little Rock.
"Since 1967, JanSport has been making backpacks that are carried up mountains, on campuses and within urban communities,â€ said Skip Yowell, JanSport co-founder. â€œJanSport is thrilled to be able to â€˜Lend a Hand' with The Today Show this week during this challenging economic time for communities across the U.S.â€
Today JanSport Co-Founder, Skip Yowell, met Roker in Little Rock to â€œLend a Handâ€ at the Arkansas Rice Depot, donating over 10,000 backpacks filled with food, school supplies and clothing to help the citizens of Arkansas through a variety of programs, including Food For Kids, Food For Seniors and Disaster Relief.
For more information about the NBC Today Show's â€œLend a Handâ€ program and to watch the clips from this week's segments please visit http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/31447842/.
Founded in 1967, JanSport is the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, JanSport stands for fun and discovery. The company's products are sold in retail stores throughout the world. For more information, visit www.jansport.com.
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