One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it can have on a child's education. Frequent school transfers and the stigma associated with living in a shelter add up to great hardship for these children. If not for Operation Backpack®, many of these children would begin the school year with another disadvantage: unlike their classmates, they would enter the classroom with no backpack and few, if any, school supplies. So on day one, these kids would be identified as "disadvantaged" or worse "shelter kids" setting the stage for their entire school year. But the New York City community and beyond has the opportunity to change this story. Let's make a difference in a child's life by providing them with the tools to begin school year prepared and ready to learn. Please donate what you can, any small donation is very much appreciated. I can be contacted at Mayellyn1982@gmail.com for further questions. LET'S A DIFFRENCE TODAY!