Hi, Fellow Manhattan BNI Members!
Our 3rd Quarter Philanthropy Focus in BNI is Operation Backpack ;-).
Operation Backpack is an all-out effort of donations of money and time to pack and provide more than 20,000 to underprivileged school children who would otherwise not have any school supplies to support them with their education efforts. The children range from kindergartners all the way through to high school kids. These are children in homeless shelters and other area facilities who go to school during the day... and yet don't even have a pen or piece of paper to write on.
Let's help them change this experience!!
Here's how you can help:
Please mark your calendars or write this down now. Our evening to volunteer as BNI members is going to be Tuesday evening, August 13th, from 5-8pm. That's this Tuesday!
Only members of BNI who donate to Operation Backpack on our donor page here will be able to come for the SORT evening where we will help pack, check out, and sort the backpacks for the children this Tuesday on the evening of August 13th.
ANYONE of us can donate on this BNI donor page in any amount at any time, even if you are not planning to or are not available to sort on Tuesday, August 13th.
You can still participate by donating any amount of money as that money is used to purchase the backpacks and supplies to put in them for the kids.
Please note that BNI members who donate and then choose to volunteer to come to the SORT evening on August 13th MAY and ARE ALLOWED to bring your children with you to experience this AWESOME effort firsthand and help support other children with their big hearts.
IMPORTANT: Please note that only the first 30 BNI members who donate on our donor page will be allowed to come to the SORT if they so choose. If any of the first 30 decide not to come, their space will be given to the next donor in line.
Once you have donated, please contact Jennifer S. Wilkov, Philanthropy Coordinator for Manhattan BNI, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you want to attend the SORT evening so she can put your name on the list. A badge will need to be made for you in order for you to sort!
Thank You SO MUCH!
For questions about Operation Backpack, please contact Jennifer S. Wilkov, Philanthropy Coordinator for Manhattan BNI, at email@example.com.