The New England Patriots and their owner, Robert Kraft, have always been involved in philanthropy. Specifically, the Kraft family foundation has donated more than $400 million to various charities and causes. 

This week, Kraft and the Patriots announced on the team’s website that they have teamed up with the New England Patriots Foundation, New England Revolution Charitable Foundation, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF), and Ocean State Job Lot for Operation Backpack.

Giving Back to the Military Community and Families

Operation Backpack will give 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military families across the region. With school-age children preparing to return to school soon, the Patriots will be providing these items to Massachusetts children from military families to get their school year off on the right foot.

Robert Kraft acknowledging the author. Kraft and his family have donated over $400 million to various charities around the world. (Courtesy of author)

“We are excited to once again team with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation for Operation Backpack,” said Josh Kraft, president of Kraft Family Philanthropies and the son of Robert Kraft. “With students set to return to the classrooms this fall, we want to make sure that they are put in a position to succeed. With the support of our fans, 30,000 students will be well-equipped for the upcoming school year.”