As my birthday approaches I would be honored if my friends and family join me and donate to VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA-OPERATION BACKPACK. 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 can make a 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. Please DONATE and help make a difference in a child's life.