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Hawkins International Public Relations' Fundraiser:

Operation Backpack 2014

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THE STORY:

More than 23,000 children live in a homeless shelter in NYC - up from 19,000 last year - and in addition to the impact homelessness can have on their education, the stigma attached to being homeless is a heavy weight, so anything we can do to help these children look and feel more like their classmates and less like a child in need, is a good thing.



Operation Backpack began more than 10 years ago, inviting the public to donate their used backpacks for the children living in Volunteers of America-Greater New York's homeless sheltrs. Then actress Paige Davis lent her celebrity to the campaign and other stars, like Kevin Bacon, helped. The outpouring of support grew and so did our goal: a new backpack filled with all the grade-specific supplies a child needs for school, for every student living in any NYC shelter, not just Volunteers of America's shelters. Hawkins International has set a goal to donate 15 new, filled backpacks to Operation Backpack this year and we are hopeful that you will help us meet our goal.

$1,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Oberstein

     

  • Maggie Fox Marquardt

    $1,000

  • Marques Francis

     

  • Courtney Schuermann

     

  • Claire Skinner

    $10

  • Hector and Trisha Rosario

    $100

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122% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,220 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Hector and Trisha Rosario

Hector and Trisha Rosario

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Claire Skinner

Claire Skinner

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Courtney Schuermann

Courtney Schuermann

4 years ago

Marques Francis

Marques Francis

Marques loves the kids :) 4 years ago

Maggie Fox Marquardt

Maggie Fox Marquardt

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Jennifer Oberstein

Jennifer Oberstein

4 years ago