Please help support Operation Backpack, the annual back-to-school supply drive that collects and distributes new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to the thousands of children living in NYC homeless and domestic violence shelters, by making a donation.
A new, full backpack is thrilling for a child to receive before school starts and can make the difference between them being excited to go to school and not wanting to go at all.
Operation Backpack began 16 years ago with a modest goal - to fill and distribute 1,000 backpacks to children living in shelters supported by the Volunteers of America. They now partner with the NYC Department of Education and the Department of Homeless Services and are expecting to distribute over 20,000 backpacks filled with brand new school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.
Thank you for your generosity!