We are seeking financial and product sponsors for our 2017 campaign. To sponsor or to learn more about the benefits of various sponsorship levels please contact Rachel Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 496-4305.
Get your company involved as a major financial or in-kind sponsor, or product donor, or organize a drive.
Fundraise, Creating a Team Here on CrowdRise – it's simple and fun. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, clients, customers and everyone you know, to support your efforts.
Get Your Office or Other Group Involved - organize a backpack drive, encourage friendly competition or creative collaboration and then join hundreds of volunteers - corporate teams, families, individuals and other groups - sorting supplies and preparing the backpacks for pickup by the shelters in August. Call +1(212) 496-4305 or visit www.operationbackpacknyc.org to learn more.
Involve Your Family - take your kids shopping for their school supplies and let them select and fill a backpack for one of our children. It’s a simple and meaningful way to begin a tradition of philanthropy even with very young children. Ask your children's school, religious school or day camp to support Operation Backpack®.
Engage Your Vendors, Clients and Others – ask your office supply company to donate school supplies or ask your clients to donate a small portion of advertising space to promote the campaign, or other services or products that would help Operation Backpack®.
To learn about the benefits of corporate sponsorship or to make an offline gift to Operation Backpack® 2017 please contact Rachel Weinstein, VP/Chief Development & Communications Officer at email@example.com or +1(212) 496-4305.
THANK YOU, on behalf of the children. Meet some here!
Last year every child who called a NYC Shelter "home" started school with a new, full backpack, just like every other kid in the class. This made a huge difference. THANK YOU.
LET'S DO IT AGAIN!
One of the most devastating consequences of family homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. The stigma of being homeless weighs heavily on these children. If a child goes to school without a backpack or with few supplies, other children will take notice and see a child "in need" rather than just another classmate.
Volunteers of America-Greater New York has responded to this important community need by offering Operation Backpack®. To learn more about Operation Backpack®, click here. Now in its second decade, Operation Backpack® is one more way Volunteers of America-Greater New York helps vulnerable children have some semblance of a "normal" childhood experience. Currently there are 23,000 NYC kids who call a shelter "home" and most are school age.
A new backpack full of new supplies can make the difference between a child being excited to go to school and not wanting to go at all. It also relieves the family of an expense they cannot afford. Click here for a list of what goes in the backpacks.
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 to engage others in the campaign. You can help a child in need succeed! To discuss becoming a financial sponsor contact Rachel Weinstein at Rweinstein@voa-gny.org or (212) 496-4305.
THANK YOU, on behalf of the children. Meet some of them here.