Through Operation Backpack®, we provide thousands of backpacks to children in need throughout New York City. Learn why we do it, and the affect that homelessness can have on a child.
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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.
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View Photos from the Operation Backpack® 2018 Campaign!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of 18K+ children living in shelters all across New York City. Get an inside look into what we've been up to over the past few weeks.
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