CNS2018's profile image - click for profile

Cohen and Steers WESC's Fundraiser:

WESC Operation Backpack

Cohen and Steers' Photo
Cohen and Steers WESC

THE STORY:

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 made a huge difference. THANK YOU. 

 

LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

 

Operation Backpack® is seeking financial sponsors for our 2017 campaign.

 

 

One of the most devastating consequences of family homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. The stigma of being homeless weighs heavily on these children. If a child goes to school without a backpack or with few supplies, other children will take notice and see a child "in need" rather than just another classmate.

 

Volunteers of America-Greater New York has responded to this important community need by offering Operation Backpack®. To learn more about Operation Backpack®, click here. Now in its second decade, Operation Backpack® is one more way Volunteers of America-Greater New York helps vulnerable children have some semblance of a "normal" childhood experience. Currently there are 23,000 NYC kids who call a shelter "home" and most are school age.

 

A new backpack full of new supplies can make the 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. Click here for a list of what goes in the backpacks.

 

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 to engage others in the campaign. You can help a child in need succeed!

 

THANK YOU, on behalf of the children. Meet some of them here.

$4,598

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ryan McLean

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Emily Beaton Conte

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mathew Kirschner

    $100

  • Laurel Durkay

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • The Alstrin Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David Edlin

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kim Spellman

     

  • Ariona Cerma

     

  • Kimberly Villanella

     

  • anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Charlie Wenzel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Ryan McGinn

    $25

  • Rob Demert

    $100

  • Jason Port

     

  • Kevin McAvoy

     

  • Brendan Walters

     

  • Catherine Roseberry

     

  • Michael McGarry

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nataliya Gutman

     

  • William Formosa

     

  • Steve Heller

     

  • Anonymous

     

  •  
  •  
  •  

The Team: $4,598 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Steve Heller

Steve Heller

2 years ago

William Formosa

William Formosa

2 years ago

Nataliya Gutman

Nataliya Gutman

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Michael McGarry

Michael McGarry

DONATION: $50

2 years ago