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July 28, 2016

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BENEFITING: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - GREATER NEW YORK

EVENT: Operation Backpack 2016

EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2016

Lisa Petroni

THE STORY:

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.

$5,745

MONEY RAISED
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  • Donald & Carol Cohen

    $25

  • Steve Choo

    $2,000

  • Don Curcio

    $25

  • Skillman Family

    $100

  • Jack Knudson

    $100

  • The Warwick's

    $100

  • The Margulies/Keenan Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • GINA-MARIE REITANO

     

  • Rod Kaats

     

  • Jason Strougo

     

  • Susan

    $2,250

  • Pebble

    $100

  • Pamela Kim

     

  • Cate Donovan

     

  • Gershman family

    $25

  • Melissa Chester

    $25

  • Claudia Emerson

    $25

  • Dave Rolfe

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Whitney Collins

     

  • Brenda goodridge

    $10

  • Kristin O'Sullivan

    $50

  • Jamie Scalera

    $100

  • Delaney

    $25

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96% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,745 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Delaney

Delaney

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jamie Scalera

Jamie Scalera

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kristin O'Sullivan

Kristin O'Sullivan

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Brenda goodridge

Brenda goodridge

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Whitney Collins

Whitney Collins

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dave Rolfe

Dave Rolfe

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Melissa Chester

Melissa Chester

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Gershman family

Gershman family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago