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Operation Backpack: 2017

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THE STORY:

Family homelessness is at a record high in NYC with nearly 13,000 families and more than 23,000 children living in the City's homeless shelters. 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. Indeed, the success of Operation Backpack® relies 100% on support from the community in the form of financial underwriting, donations of product and services and spreading the word and engaging others in the campaign. Each year since 2004, Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been distributing new backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to homeless children throughout New York City. This year, thanks to the generosity of thousands of people who live, work or care about New York City, we believe that we will be able to give every student living in a homeless or domestic violence shelter who needed one, a new, full backpack.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,560

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Bressman

    $500

  • PKL

    $100

  • Ruth Gold

     

  • Arielle Frost - Rosenberg & Estis

    $50

  • Asie Mirsky

    $100

  • Benjamin Phillips

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tracy Mills

    $25

  • Caroline Pecker

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura Blumenthal

    $25

  • Marc Schneider

    $200

  • Lee Ann Mazzarisi

    $25

  • Consulate Film Editing

    $200

  • Gloss Studio

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Manny Khemai

    $100

  • Courtney Desman

    $100

  • Kara Kroeger

    $25

  • LK

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nick & Robin Politan

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • tracy wargo

    $25

  • Nancy Gordon

    $100

  • Pete Bernard

     

  • KCP-6th floor

    $1,270

  • Dave and Beth Catalana

    $100

  • Linda Stasi

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Giovanni, Mary, & Angelo Sardo

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

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656% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,560 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 days ago

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6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

1 week ago

Giovanni, Mary, & Angelo Sardo

Giovanni, Mary, & Angelo Sardo

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

Please fill as many backpacks as you can! 1 week ago

Linda Stasi

Linda Stasi

DONATION: $500

Thank you Marco, Dean & Reed Rosenblatt for being such wonderful kids 2 weeks ago

Dave and Beth Catalana

Dave and Beth Catalana

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

KCP-6th floor

KCP-6th floor

DONATION: $1,270

3 weeks ago

Pete Bernard

Pete Bernard

In memory of Sylvia Bernard 3 weeks ago