Company donates backpacks and you can help

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Impact logistics started as a small staffing company with four employees 29 years ago.

Today, the company based in Bartlett, employs 2,000 people across the country.

Owner David Hamilton said his reasons for giving back are simple, "One of our guiding principles at impact is to return to the community a share of the success that we have.

Each year, Hamilton sends 450 backpacks to Honduras through his mission work.

The country is so poor Hamilton said if the children don't have their own school supplies, none are provided for them.

Hamilton said the backpacks include the essentials, "That provides them a uniform for school, shoes and all the supplies they need for an entire school year."

This year, Hamilton avid wanted to give backpacks to children in Memphis and learned there are 450 children enrolled in Memphis Athletic Ministries.

That was the connection he needed and the partnership was born, "we wanted to come along side someone that had a great track record with helping kids."

MAM is a safe haven for inner city children where they can play sports, get tutoring and learn life skills.

Many of the children that participate in MAM live in extreme poverty.

The backpacks cost $60 and you can donate here or here.

When you look good, you feel good, and you perform better.

Hamilton hopes the new uniforms will boost the students' self esteem and their grades.

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