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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

$7,295

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

  • leigh ann tischler

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kingston & Dash

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $100

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730% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Kingston & Dash

Kingston & Dash

DONATION: $60

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

leigh ann tischler

leigh ann tischler

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Anonymous

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2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

2 months ago

Giovanni, Mary, & Angelo Sardo

Giovanni, Mary, & Angelo Sardo

2 months ago