Each year, the High Water Women Backpack Drive helps some of the neediest children in the NY/NJ/CT area start school ‘ready to learn’ with new backpacks and school supplies. It is a vote of confidence in these children and a relief to their families who are otherwise unable to afford these supplies. As a member of the High Water Women Board of Directors and co-head of its 2016 Backpack Committee, I am especially proud of the HWW Backpack Drive’s important work: in 2015, we raised over $420,000 and provided over 18,500 children with fully-supplied backpacks; over the last ten years more than 86,500 children have received fully-supplied backpacks.
Our goal this year is to provide 20,000 local children in need with filled backpacks to start school in September – to do this we must raise $500,000 by the end of June. I would so appreciate your support and help in reaching our goal through a donation.
Each $25 donation funds a fully-supplied backpack for a local child in need:
- Backpacks for 40 children = $1,000
- Backpacks for 20 children = $500
- Backpacks for 10 children = $250
- Backpacks for 4 children = $100
- Backpacks for 2 children = $50
Any Donation, large or small, is so appreciated! Thanks so much for your help & support; the entire High Water Women backpack drive team, the kids & their families are so grateful for your generosity! Best, Karen