Operation Backpack® is a community service of Volunteers of America-Greater New York that provides new, top quality backpacks filled with grade-specific supplies to any child living in a New York City homeless or domestic violence shelter who needs one. One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it can have on a child's education. If not for Operation Backpack®, many of these children would begin the school year with another disadvantage: unlike their classmates, they would enter the classroom with no backpack and few, if any, school supplies.
Last year, Operation Backpack® provided 20,000 children with a full backpack in time for the first day of school. This year, Dell Technologies is partnering with VoA-GNY to help further the cause.
We will be taking donations until August 14th. After that, VoA will use the funds to purchase the necessary supplies. On Friday, August 23rd, we will be working with other volunteers to fill and distribute backpacks throughout Manhattan. More details to come.
Our goal is to be able to give every student living in a homeless or domestic violence shelter who needs one, a new, full backpack. To accomplish this, we need your help. Please consider contributing to our campaign, giving back to the community and providing these kids with the educational opportunities they deserve.