I love my city, full of different people and various cultures. Sadly, NYC can be a tough place to live, and many children are poor and homeless. These kids have done nothing wrong, have made no mistakes. They live in shelters and run down homes, and often miss school because of their situations. These children all deserve an equal chance at education, and Operation Backpack supplies them with the physical tools they need. All of the money donated on this page goes directly to Operation Backpack to help them purchase school supplies to deliver to these children in need. Operation Backpack fills brand new backpacks with grade appropriate school supplies and distributes these backpacks to homeless shelters across the city. Every summer I sort and fill backpacks for these kids. Each backpack is a reminder to me that education is a child's right. In conjunction with my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I want to share my hopes for the future and ask that you share in a homeless child's dream of a bright future.