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Kenneth Cole: Operation Backpack 2018

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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

$1,830

MONEY RAISED

22

One filled elementary school backpack
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  • Jordan Catalana

    $75

  • Katherine Schad

    $125

  • Damo

     

  • Kristen Bellini

     

  • Steve Wyatt

    $125

  • Danielle Holtzman

     

  • Penelopi KL

    $125

  • Adam O, Patrick B, Kenny G, Leigh E, Sarah K.

    $190

  • Jennifer Moore

    $75

  • Caroline Pecker

     

  • Ben Gourdol

     

  • kate queen

     

  • Meshell, Amy Z, Monique, Gabrielle

    $100

  • Alice Flynn

    $100

  • 6th floor

    $24

  • 6th floor - SC

    $20

  • Kenneth Cole productions

    $501

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183% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,830 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jordan Catalana

Amount Raised

$1,830

 

183% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ben Gourdol

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kenneth Cole productions

Kenneth Cole productions

DONATION: $501

4 months ago

6th floor - SC

6th floor - SC

DONATION: $20

4 months ago

6th floor

6th floor

DONATION: $24

4 months ago

Alice Flynn

Alice Flynn

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Meshell, Amy Z, Monique, Gabrielle

Meshell, Amy Z, Monique, Gabrielle

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

kate queen

kate queen

4 months ago

Ben Gourdol

Ben Gourdol

4 months ago

Caroline Pecker

Caroline Pecker

4 months ago

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

DONATION: $75

4 months ago

Adam O, Patrick B, Kenny G, Leigh E, Sarah K.

Adam O, Patrick B, Kenny G, Leigh E, Sarah K.

DONATION: $190

4 months ago