We are pleased to participate in the High Water Women Backpack Drive in 2019. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to purchase the school supplies needed to assemble backpacks at the HWW Assembly in August. Each $20 donation funds a backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies. This is a great opportunity for Barclays employees to participate in community outreach by making a donation to help us reach our goals. Each year, the High Water Women Backpack Drive helps some of the neediest children in our area start school in September ready to learn. Barclays donations supply Public Prep with backpacks.
Since 2005, High Water Women's annual Backpack Drive has helped 137,300 children start school ready to learn. In 2018, HWW provided 12,800 children with fully-supplied backpacks with support from more than 3000 donors and volunteers.
Over the last 5 years, the Barclays Team participation in the Backpack Drive has contributed approximately 500 hours of volunteer time from Barclays employees resulting in over 5,000 backpacks assembled, with nearly 2,000 backpacks donated to Public Prep from 2013-2018. This contribution helps set students up for success to start off the school year with new supplies. Barclays’ volunteers also distribute backpacks at the Lower East Side school at the beginning of the school year to connect the effort with a beneficiary school and students.
While the firm's citizenship agenda has shifted, we would like to continue to run this annual event due to the connection with Public Prep over the years and the great volunteer response rates every year to bring Barclays employees together for this cause. So this year we are asking for your help to raise the funds!
To DONATE and help us reach our $5,000 goal, please click the orange DONATE NOW button at the top of this page. Thanks so much for your support and help in reaching our goal!
Laura Mineo, Purvi Dave, and Elizabeth Scanlon