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Hundreds of Corporate and Community Partners Garner Support for Operation Backpack® 2019
Nearly 300 partners, including out-of-home advertising firms and the NYPD Transit Bureau, are helping to ensure that 20,000 homeless NYC children go back to school with the supplies they need.
"New York Post" Highlights the Story and Impact of Operation Backpack®
Founded 16 years ago by Rachel Weinstein, VOA-GNY's Vice President of Communications & External Relations, Operation Backpack® continues to positively impact students experiencing homelessness.
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.
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