Goal!...let's keep it going..
July 28, 2016
BENEFITING: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - GREATER NEW YORK
EVENT: Operation Backpack 2016
EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2016
I hope you'll take a moment to consider supporting a fundraising initiative I am kicking off. Operation Backpack is a community service of Volunteers of America-Greater New York. It relies 100% on the generosity of communities. It's goal is to provide any child living in a NYC shelter with a new backpack filled with new grade-specific supplies. A harsh reality is more than 23,000 children live in a New York City homeless shelter. In addition to the impact homelessness can have on a child's education, the stigma attached to being homeless is a heavy burden to carry. Anything we can do to help these kids look and feel more like their classmates and less like a child in need is a good thing. The beauty of Operation Backpack is that it places a backpack into the hands of a child before the start of school and before anyone knows the child is without. It is the difference between a child being excited about going to school and not wanting to go at all. To give some perspective, below are the amounts of the backpacks for different grades : Pre-K to K= $48.22 1st to 4th= $62.00 5th to 8th= $120.28 9th to 12th= $119.11 Thank you so much for your consideration.