You really CAN make a difference. I've seen it.
For the past 6 years I've spent part of August donating time and materials to Operation Backpack, an amazing effort by Volunteers of America to supply every homeless kid in NYC with a new filled backpack. Last year we made over 16,000. It's hard to picture that many colorful packs in one huge room, but you can easily imagine the happiness that one can bring to a child who may not even have pencils to take to school. It could be enough to give a kid the sense of pride and possibility needed to walk into a classroom.
I'm raising money through CrowdRise to make 2014 a bigger, better year. Any contribution you make will help the pile of backpacks grow.
Thank you SO much for your generous support.