Thousands of low income children across Queens will not have what they need to succeed in school this Fall without your help. Forestdale has launched the 2016 Back Pack Drive in Queens with a goal of raising 1,000 backpacks for Forestdale children. We know what it takes to succeed. Last year alone, Forestdale raised over 600 backpacks for Queens kids, and our partner, HWW, has raised more than 86,500 new backpacks stuffed with age appropriate school supplies since 2005. Families regularly spend an average of $85 on backpacks and supplies. But with our program, your donations are maximized. Because of our combined purchasing power, each $25 donation funds a “fully loaded” backpack for a local child in need. “Fully loaded” backpacks include K-12 grade appropriate supplies including: notebooks, folders, loose leaf paper, markers, pens, pencils, pencil cases, protractors, calculators, graph paper, staplers, dictionaries, scissors, erasers, crayons, rulers and early readers. Join us today!