Lilly Neubauer, Director of Marketing

Saint Bernard Gives Back to School in Second Annual Backpack Drive Shoppers to Donate Gently Used Backpacks for Gift Vouchers

Dallas Texas – With 37 years of outfitting families in Texas for adventure, Saint Bernard (formerly St. Bernard Sports) is reaching out to get the community back to school with a $20 gift voucher for a future purchase of $100 or more to shoppers who bring in a gently used backpack to the stores during August. The backpacks will benefit children in need through St. Phillips Community Center in Dallas, Breakthrough in Austin and Communities with Schools in Houston.

“From the ski slopes to the beach and back to school, our team at Saint Bernard is passionate about helping shoppers feel confident and prepared for new experiences,” says Wes Goyer, president and founder of Saint Bernard, “It is a privilege to work with our charity partners to extend that feeling to those in our community in most need.”

The program also seeks to help Saint Bernard customers with their back-to-school shopping, as the $20 gift vouchers can be used on any purchase of $100 or more in stores, including new fall arrivals from brands such as Patagonia, Citizens of Humanity, Southern Tide and Herschel backpacks.

Lasheryl Walker, community center coordinator for St. Phillip’s, shares that the backpack drive does its part to instill confidence and opportunity to children in need.

“Many of our children did not have backpacks when school started and we were able to give those who needed one a backpack,” Walker says. “Some had backpacks but they were used and dirty. It was nice to give them a brand new backpack. Those that were left over was given out later in the school year for those students that lost their backpack or needed a new one from wear and tear".

Gently used backpacks should be brought to Saint Bernard stores in Inwood Village at 5570 W. Lovers Ln #3388 Dallas, TX, 75209, in The Shops at Park Lane at 8044 Park Lane #D140, Dallas, TX, 75231, the 2nd St District in Austin at 401 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701 and The River Oaks District at 4444 Westheimer RD G100, Houston, TX 77027. For store hours for each location, please visit

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About Saint Bernard:
Saint Bernard is a family owned ski, snowboard and apparel retail shop and online store based in Dallas, Texas. Saint Bernard has two retail locations (and is headquartered) in the Dallas, Texas area and has a third retail location in Austin, TX.The company currently focuses on carrying men's, women's and children's skis and snowboarding equipment as well as high end and preppy clothing, including fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches and bags. The company also features ski shop services including tuning and ski waxing at 2 of its locations.