This summer I have been working as VOA's Operation Backpack Intern. From what I've gathered, OBP is bigger than most people can imagine. Last year we were able to distribute 18,000 brand new backpacks filled with brand new school supplies. Did I mention that it's all brand new? Every year we do our best to provide a backpack to every child residing in shelter, that means we are anticipating to provide 20,000 backpacks. 2-0-0-0-0. It's insane and all comes together beautifully with the help of corporate partners, private donations, and dedicated staff.
I've made this team to raise funds and spread awareness among NYCs interns and twentysomethings. If you can, please consider joining the team or making your a monetary donation. If you can't, simply help us spread the word!