Thanks to everyone who helped us make sure children in need started the school year on the right foot!
Each summer, we bring together the community to help send all the children supported by our Family Stabilization programs back to school with a backpack filled with school supplies to start the new school year right. We collect each summer backpacks brimming with notebooks, binders, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue stocks, and erasers. The backpacks were handed out at a family back-to-school festival in August. In 2018, we provided backpacks and school supplies to more than 700 children and youth. This year, we gathered more than 1,300 backpacks!
While the Back to School Backpack Drive for 2019 has ended, reach out to us to learn more about ways to give and support New York children, adults, and families in need. You can reach us at Development@RisingGround.org or at 914-375-8813.