BENEFITING: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - GREATER NEW YORK
This year FXCM is getting involved by partnering with Operation Backpack to give children in need fully stocked backpacks to make sure they start off the school year on the right foot. We have pledged to fill 120 backpacks and we need your help! It is just $13.20 to fill a backpack, and FXCM gives will match every dollar raised until we meet our goal. We will fundraise throughout the month of July and then organize a fun day to pack the backpacks during Operation Backpack’s ‘Sort Week’. What is Operation Backpack? It’s the largest back-to-school drive in New York City for students who are homeless. One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. Every year since 2004, Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been collecting and distributing new backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters throughout New York City. A filled backpack relieves parents of a financial burden and provides a sense of normalcy to the otherwise chaotic lives of these children, helping them to look and feel more like their classmates.