BENEFITING: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - GREATER NEW YORK
Since Operation Backpack® was introduced more than a decade ago, the goal has remained the same: to ensure that children living in NYC’s homeless and domestic violence shelters are prepared for the first day of school with new, full backpacks. In that time Volunteers of America-Greater New York has distributed more than 130,000 backpacks. This year, they anticipate requests for 20,000. Apollo has donated over 475 backpacks and $26,000 to Operation Backpack over the course of the past four years. Homelessness can have a devastating effect on a child’s education – but you can help.