BENEFITING: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - GREATER NEW YORK
ORGANIZER: TEAM DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
EVENT: Operation Backpack 2016
TEAM DOUGLAS ELLIMAN SUITE 513 wrote -
More than 20,000 children living in NYC homeless shelters face the prospect of starting school in September without the basic necessities like notebooks, pencils, pens or even something to carry them in. Operation Backpack is committed to making sure that every child living in a homeless shelter in NYC start the school year with a backpack fully stocked with school supplies. The average cost of a filled backpack is $81 - an expense very few families in homeless shelters can afford. Team Douglas Elliman is committed to raising $10,000 which will provide fully stocked backpacks for 125 homeless children.