American Spraytech, a New Jersey-based contract manufacturer of consumer aerosol products, has joined forces with Backpacks for Life, a local charity devoted to helping homeless vets, by donating personal care items for distribution. Items include body sprays, sunscreens and anti-itch sprays. The products will be included in new backpacks distributed to homeless U.S. veterans of all foreign wars.
Allen S. Lalwani, President of American Spraytech, expressed his pleasure, stating, “We feel privileged to be given the opportunity to be of service to American war veterans. This is particularly gratifying to American Spraytech because we strongly support the ‘Made in America’ brand, and this partnership is yet another little way to serve our great country and our American heroes.”
Backpacks for Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that aims to provide homeless veterans with the basic life essentials they can’t provide for themselves. Founder Brett D’Alessandro is a
Marine reservist from Verona, NJ who, upon returning from a tour in Afghanistan, saw a homeless vet in need. He returned the next day with his backpack full of items he thought would help the man; that was the beginning of backpack distributions to homeless vets filled with products for their everyday use. More info: www.backpacksforlife.org.