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School Supply Drive

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THE STORY:

One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it can have on a child's education. Frequent school transfers and the stigma associated with living in a shelter add up to great hardship for these children. If not for Operation Backpack®, many of these children would begin the school year with another disadvantage: unlike their classmates, they would enter the classroom with no backpack and few, if any, school supplies. So on day one, these kids would be identified as "disadvantaged" or worse "shelter kids" setting the stage for their entire school year. But the New York City community and beyond has the opportunity to change this story. Indeed, 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 and engaging others in the campaign. Each year since 2004, Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been distributing new backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to homeless children throughout New York City. This year, thanks to the generosity of thousands of people who live, work or care about New York City, we believe that we will be able to give every student living in a homeless or domestic violence shelter who needed one, a new, full backpack.

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$1,011

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ross Honey

    $50

  • Karen Coad-Rogers

    $100

  • Barbara Mines

    $250

  • David Solomon

    $36

  • Joseph Talbet

    $500

  • Go Doctorate Go Media

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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202% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $1,011 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Go Doctorate Go Media

Go Doctorate Go Media

DONATION: $25

In Memory of JaVonte Prothro 2 months ago

Joseph Talbet

Joseph Talbet

DONATION: $500

3 months ago

David Solomon

David Solomon

DONATION: $36

3 months ago

Barbara Mines

Barbara Mines

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Karen Coad-Rogers

Karen Coad-Rogers

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Ross Honey

Ross Honey

DONATION: $50

3 months ago