We've formed a team for the annual High Water Women Backpack Drive, which helps thousands of children in need start the school year ready to learn. In 2015, we provided 18,500 children in need in the NYC/NJ/CT area with fully-supplied backpacks with the help of more than 2000 donors and volunteers. Since the Backpack Drive began in 2005, 86,500 children have received new backpacks to start school. Demand for backpacks gets bigger every year. Our goal for 2016 is 20,000 backpacks.
In NYC alone, more than 750,000 public school kids qualify for the free or reduced-price Lunch Program. The families receiving our backpacks are not able to afford even the most basic school supplies, no less the $85 that a family would typically need to spend. High Water Women maximizes your donation through its wholesale purchasing power and volunteer assembly force. As a consequence, each $25 donation funds a fully-supplied backpack.
This is a great opportunity for you alone or together with your colleagues or friends as a team to make a donation to our Backback Drive. High Water Women works with more than 40 schools and nonprofits to reach children in need in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, NJ & CT. Children, grades kindergarten through high school, receive backpacks and grade-appropriate supplies.
Please donate to help us reach our 2016 goal of $500,000 to fund 20,000 backpacks! Your help and support is so appreciated!