In the News
September 21, 2018
News 12 The Bronx featured this heartwarming profile of Kirby Liriano, a former student at the Bronx Early Learning Center. Kirby is now a teacher and he's still learning from Marisol Morales, who taught him over 20 years ago.
August 6, 2018
Learn about what's new about this year's campaign, and how our partners, new and old, have responded to our call to fill 18K+ backpacks for children living in shelters.
August 5, 2018
Giselle was compelled to volunteer at Operation Backpack® since she also experienced homelessness as a child. Read her story.
On the Issues
September 5, 2018
How does being homeless affect a child's education?
July 20, 2018
We care for young men and women who are aging out of the foster care system during this crucial period in their lives. This is our approach.
April 20, 2018
Each day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old. New York City’s senior population is growing larger, living longer, and getting poorer. Several factors are causing older adults to age into poverty and oftentimes homelessness.
Nina came to us when she left her abusive relationship. She kept coming back because she found safety and family at VOA.
Rick, a Marine Corps veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient, has struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress since leaving the service in 1972. Through support from his peers, and vice versa, he's starting to feel the weight lifting off of his shoulders.
Since coming to VOA, Jacob has gotten a job, traveled across the country, and is working on getting his drivers license, all while learning how to manage both an intellectual disability and a mental illness.
September 17, 2018
THANK YOU for helping 20,000 children go back to school with new, full backpacks, excited and ready to learn!
Fox 5 New York profiles Operation Backpack® featuring interviews with VOA-GNY President and CEO Tere Pettitt and backpack recipient 11 year old Heaven.
Moms are often our biggest champions, whether we’re eight or 68. This year, you can show appreciation for all the "mothers" in your lives in six easy steps.
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