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Apollo's 6th Annual Operation Backpack Drive

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THE STORY:

Last year every child who called a NYC Shelter "home" started school with a new, full backpack, just like every other kid in the class. This made a huge difference in a child's life - thanks to you. 

 

LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

 

One of the most devastating consequences of family homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. The stigma of being homeless weighs heavily on these children. If a child goes to school without a backpack or with few supplies, other children will take notice and see a child "in need" rather than just another classmate.

 

Volunteers of America-Greater New York has responded to this important community need by offering Operation Backpack®. To learn more about Operation Backpack®, click here. Now in its second decade, Operation Backpack® is one more way Volunteers of America-Greater New York helps vulnerable children have some semblance of a "normal" childhood experience. Currently there are 23,000 NYC kids who call a shelter "home" and most are school age.

 

A new backpack full of new supplies can make the difference between a child being excited to go to school and not wanting to go at all. It also relieves the family of an expense they cannot afford. Click here for a list of what goes in the backpacks.

 

The success of Operation Backpack® relies 100% on support from the community in the form of financial underwriting, donations of product and services, and spreading the word to engage others in the campaign. You can help a child in need succeed! To discuss becoming a financial sponsor contact Rachel Weinstein at Rweinstein@voa-gny.org or (212) 496-4305.

 

THANK YOU, on behalf of the children. Meet some of them here.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,315

MONEY RAISED
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  • Terence Hickey

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • David Saitowitz

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barry Cohen

    $250

  • Joe Azelby

    $250

  • Neil Mehta

     

  • Scott Weiner

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Joe Kaplan

     

  • Matt Nord

    $250

  • Sandy Coppola

    $100

  • Colin Riendeau

     

  • Lacary Sharpe

     

  • Kristen McMahon

     

  • Mindy Aloff

    $25

  • Laura a Vlosky

    $50

  • Justin Stroud

     

  • Michael Martinez

     

  • Benjamin Goldwater

    $50

  • Albert Kim

     

  • Brittany Maschi

     

  • Gregory Hunt

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelly Ann Donohue

     

  • Nataliya Kuzhylina

    $50

  • Matt R

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mark Smetana

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • michael rucker

    $50

  • Bill Sullivan

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jen Kaminsky

    $50

  • Cort Ahl

     

  • Bryan Rodriguez

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anand Agarwal

     

  • David Sorensen

     

  • Ben Gray

     

  • Jess Lipsey

     

  • Catherine Chen

    $150

  • Ryan Johnson

     

  • Dan Kwon

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shellie Bailkin

    $25

  • Coburn Packard

     

  • Global Technology

    $600

  • Shari Verschell

     

  • I. Felix

     

  • Apollo Private Equity Team

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • C Smalls

     

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The Team: $6,315 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

C Smalls

C Smalls

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 weeks ago

Apollo Private Equity Team

Apollo Private Equity Team

1 month ago

I. Felix

I. Felix

2 months ago

Shari Verschell

Shari Verschell

2 months ago

Global Technology

Global Technology

DONATION: $600

+ 2 backpacks 2 months ago

Coburn Packard

Coburn Packard

2 months ago

Shellie Bailkin

Shellie Bailkin

DONATION: $25

Lil Freedman 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Dan Kwon

Dan Kwon

2 months ago