While Operation BackpackⓇ drop locations have closed, you can still play a significant role in preparing a homeless student for the first day of school. Financial donations enable us to purchase the exact supplies needed to ensure every backpack is filled with all a student needs - let us do the shopping for you!
Uplifting All People
Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been at the forefront of social service since 1896, and today, is one of the largest nonprofit developers and providers of permanent, supportive housing in the country.
News and Events
Thanks to Longtime Operation Backpack® Partner Walgreens/Duane Reade!
The recent in-store campaign raised $95,000 from generous customers, and thousands of USB flash drives were also donated by Walgreens/Duane Reade. These gestures reinforce how vital their continued support has been. Thanks to more than 240 corporate and other community partners who are bringing us to the finish line.
Hiring NYS Certified Teachers
We are looking to add to our amazing team of educators, aides, therapists and more, who are changing the lives of children with disabilities at our Bronx Early Learning Center.
domestic violence survivors and their children found emergency housing as we guided them toward self-sufficiency
children began the school year confident and prepared thanks to Operation Backpack®
vets in our continuum of care, from homelessness prevention to permanent supportive housing
pre-school age children served by our two Early Learning Centers
at-risk youth find stability and support as we help them prepare for independent adulthood
older adults are safely aging in place in their community with our support