BENEFITING: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - GREATER NEW YORK
EVENT: Operation Backpack® 2014!
HSBC wrote -
Operation Backpack is the campaign that asks the NYC community and beyond, to help VOA make sure that every New York City student living in a homeless shelter has a new backpack full of school supplies for the first day of school.
Today, there are more than 23,000 children living in homeless shelters in New York, up from 19,000 just last year. This is a new record for youth homelessness. That’s why for the second year in a row, HSBC is the signature supporter for Volunteers of America Operation Backpack in NYC.
Last year 16,000 children received new, full backpacks in time for the first day of school. But we did it just barely. As usual, we were running out of supplies, from daily planners to graph paper – when a private foundation called and offered to make a cash gift, and that inspired us to keep plugging away. We hit up friends for second gifts, invited newcomers to donate, and raised enough money and contributions of product to make it happen.
Please consider contributing donate online so that together we can help Volunteers of America give every child living in a New York City shelter a new, full backpack this fall. Your support will make a difference for a child in need.
* All donations to HSBC’s Operation Backpack Crowdrise page made by HSBC employees will be allocated to the local backpack drive in Chicago, San Francisco or NYC based on where the employee lives.