Operation Backpack


We thank the donors, sponsors and volunteers who supported Operation Backpack 2014, and who stepped up as the need increased. Thanks to you, we’ve already distributed over 18,400 backpacks to children living in New York City’s homeless and domestic violence shelters. Because these children have a new backpack full of the supplies they need, they can look and feel more like their classmates on the first day of school. We wish them luck in the coming school year!

Stay Involved:

Kevin Bacon's Tough Day:

Watch Spokesperson Paige Davis explain the impact of Operation Backpack:

Watch volunteers from HSBC and Duane Reade helping out at Sort Week:

Questions about Operation Backpack? Email volunteers@voa-gny.org.

Questions about becoming a sponsor?
Rachel Weinstein, VP/Chief Development and Communications Officer
(212) 496-4305