Community Partners

Volunteers of America-Greater New York appreciates the support of our corporate and other community partners that enriches the work that we do. Whether upgrading our residence for veterans, or donating the space we need to conduct Operation Backpack®, or providing pro-bono out-of-home ad space to market our campaigns, our partners positively impact the lives of those we serve.

To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor or major in-kind donor, please contact Rachel Weinstein at rweinstein@voa-gny.org or (212) 496-4305.

To learn more about organizing a drive, hosting an on-site project, or volunteering with us, please contact Andrew Zibell at azibell@voa-gny.org or (212) 496-4307.

These select major partners provide invaluable support to our programs:

  • First introduced to Volunteers of America-Greater New York through a media partnership with PITCH, Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT) provides year-round support of VOA-GNY programs through pro-bono advertising in its 6,500 taxis across the five boroughs. This past year alone, CMT generously offered Taxi TV ad space to promote Operation Backpack® with more than one ad campaign and our veterans programs.

  • For over a decade, FedEx has been essential in ensuring the success of Operation Backpack® and our holiday drives. They donate their services by picking up filled backpacks and toys by the truck-load from sites across the city and drop them off at our “Sort Space”.

  • In 2018, Givewith awarded a $135,000 grant to Operation Backpack® and shot an advertisement featuring a young client who, when homeless, lived in one of our family shelters and received a backpack from us during that time. An additional grant allowed us to purchase furniture and computers for the study room at Regent Family Residence so that the children would have a comfortable space in which to do their homework. In Northern New Jersey, another Givewith grant enabled us to invite our youth clients to select items for their bedroom. These young people in the foster care system often arrive at our door, day or night, with very little, and the opportunity to pick out linens and soft furnishings of their own is exciting. ​

  • For several years, the Greater New York Hospital Association has contributed $20,000 to help fund our Hope and Hearth Food Vouchers, which helps individuals and families in need shop for and cook a meal special to them during the holidays.

  • Since 2012, The Home Depot Foundation has awarded nearly $800,000 to Volunteers of America-Greater New York's veterans programs. At East 119th Street Veterans Residence, Home Depot completely transformed the residence's unusable backyard into a beautiful oasis for veterans with benches, gardens, chess tables, a basketball court, and flags representing each branch of the military. The grant also funded new lighting, kitchen appliances, HVAC units, fresh paint, and 2,500 hygiene kits for residents. At Commonwealth Veterans Residence in The Bronx, Home Depot upgraded several of the common lounge areas, refurbished and landscaped two patios and purchased gas grills for the veterans to enjoy during summer barbecues.

  • JP Morgan & Chase Co. has been a major partner of Operation Backpack® for many years. They are also a fixture at our annual gala, A New York Winter’s Eve, supporting the work we do.

  • Each year, RXR generously donates valuable space in Manhattan for Operation Backpack® as well as encourages their properties to act as collection points. They also provide a place to collect, wrap, and distribute gifts  for our Toys for the Holidays and Burt and Barbara’s Gifts of the Heart drives, in addition to offering a place for us to take donations for Brightening Birthdays ™.

  • Walgreens and Duane Reade by Walgreens are a vital partner in raising awareness of the needs of homeless children in their perpetual support of Operation Backpack®. In addition to sending their staff to volunteer on-site at our “Sort Space”, they also run a point-of-sale campaign in their stores, raising tens of thousands of dollars.

  • The Weeks Lerman Group is an indispensable source of year-round support for those that we serve. They are steadfast sponsors of Operation Backpack®, host events for our veterans, and provide ongoing support for one of our domestic violence shelters.

  • For years, employees from Wells Fargo have given us both monetary and manual support during Operation Backpack®. At our 2019 gala, A New York Winter’s Eve, they also generously gave us a $100,000 grant so that we may better serve our neighbors in need.

These partners donate products and services, and participate in Operation Backpack® and other funded projects:

  • 21st Century Fox

  • 5W Public Relations

  • 6 Degrees Group

  • Abernathy MacGregor

  • AC Hotel New York Times Square

  • Admirals Club LGA

  • Adobe

  • Aetna

  • Affinity Health Plan

  • AirSea Packing Group, Inc.

  • AJ Wealth

  • AKRF, Inc.

  • Alicare, Inc.

  • Alix Partners

  • Alliance Bernstein

  • Allstate

  • Alphaserve Technologies

  • Alston & Bird

  • Ambassador Construction Company, Inc.

  • America Works of New York, Inc.

  • American Arbitration Association

  • American Century Investments

  • American Express

  • American Friends of the Hebrew University

  • American Management Association

  • American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI)

  • American Prison Data Systems

  • Ameriprise Financial

  • Anchorage Capital Group, LLC

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • ANY Asia Market

  • Aon Risk Solutions

  • Apollo LLP

  • Aramco Services

  • Arcesium

  • Archcare

  • Art Farm, The

  • Ashley & The Aldyn, The

  • Association of Operating Room Nurses

  • Avalon Bay Communities

  • Bank of East Asia, Ltd.

  • Bank of New York Mellon

  • BBVA

  • Beazley

  • Beekman Group LLC, The

  • Behrman Capital

  • BetterWorks

  • Braze

  • Bread

  • Briarwood/Kew Gardens Lions Club

  • Broadbridge Financial Solutions

  • Broadway Serves

  • Brookfield Office Properties

  • Brunswick Group LLC

  • Burberry

  • Business Insider

  • Cambridge University Press

  • Canvas Worldwide

  • Capital One

  • Captivate

  • Carlyle, The

  • CCS Fundraising

  • Centro

  • Child Mind Institute

  • Cipher Health

  • Citigroup

  • Citizens Bank

  • City Connections Realty

  • Clearing House, The

  • Coffee Distributing Corp.

  • Cohen & Steers, Inc.

  • Colgate-Palmolive Company

  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments

  • Compass

  • Conference Board

  • Conrad Hotel New York

  • Cornerstone Research

  • CoxReps

  • Cozen O'Connor

  • CRC Swett

  • Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT)

  • Cryder Point

  • Cushman & Wakefield

  • D.E. Shaw & Co., LP

  • Daiwa Capital Markets

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

  • Deloitte

  • Delta

  • DFIN

  • DGA Security Systems

  • Digital Currency Group

  • Diller Scofido + Renfro

  • DKMS

  • Dominick Hotel

  • Doneger Group

  • Donnelley Financial Solutions

  • Dos Toros

  • DSW

  • Durst Organization, The

  • E*Trade

  • E2LI

  • Eaton Corp

  • Edit New York

  • eeBoo

  • Electa Chapter 14

  • Emerson Reid

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Empire State Development

  • EP Engineering

  • Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.

  • Equity Residential

  • Escobar, The Law Offices of Veronica

  • Even Hotel Brooklyn

  • Even Hotel Times Square South

  • Everest Reinsurance

  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP

  • Extensis Group

  • Eyeview Inc.

  • Facebook

  • Factset

  • FanDuel

  • Fendi Americas

  • Fidessa

  • FINRA

  • First in Service Travel

  • Fitch Solutions

  • Flik Hospitality Group

  • Forex Capital Markets

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

  • FTS US, Inc.

  • GAM USA, Inc.

  • Gap

  • Gartland & Mellina Group

  • GCA Advisors, LLC

  • GCM Grosvenor

  • Gelmart International

  • Generator Media

  • Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Givaudan

  • Global Brands Group

  • Golub Capital

  • Gotham Wine & Spirits

  • GP Energy Management

  • Grand Hyatt New York

  • Grovo

  • GrubHub

  • Hachette Book Group

  • Haley Guiliano LLP

  • Halstead Manhattan

  • Hampton Inn Manhattan Times Square Hotel

  • Hampton Inn MSG

  • HarperCollins Publishers

  • Harvard Club of New York City

  • Healix

  • Hilton Long Island

  • Hilton New York JFK Airport

  • Hilton New York Midtown

  • Hilton Times Square

  • Hines

  • HL Group

  • HNTB

  • Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

  • Hotel Plaza Athenee

  • Hulu

  • Huron Consulting Group

  • Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

  • IAC

  • IHS Markit

  • Innovation Department

  • Innovative Artists

  • Instinet, LLC

  • Integra Partners

  • Interchurch Center

  • Intercontinental Hotel Times Square

  • Intercontinental New York Barclay

  • Intrepid Museum

  • Isobar

  • Israel Discount Bank of New York

  • Ithaka

  • JetBlue

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • JUICE Pharma Worldwide

  • JW Marriott Essex House

  • JW Marriott Essex House New York

  • JW Player

  • K Force

  • Kantar Media

  • Kenneth Cole

  • King & Spalding International LLP

  • Kinray

  • Kips Bay Towers C.A.R.E.S.

  • Klearwall

  • Krupp Group

  • Ladas & Parry LLP

  • Leman Manhattan Preparatory School

  • Lenox Advisors, Inc.

  • Linklaters LLP

  • Little Red Elizabeth Irwin School

  • Loews Regency Hotel

  • London NYC, The

  • Looker

  • Lotte New York Palace

  • Macmillan Learning

  • Magnussen Architecture and Planning PC

  • Major League Baseball

  • Malachite Capital Management LLC

  • Manhattan Borough President's Office

  • Mariner Wealth Advisors

  • Marriott New York Marquis

  • Marsh Inc.

  • Marubeni America Corporation

  • Mayer Brown

  • MBAF

  • McGraw Hill Education

  • MediaMath

  • MedicX Media Solutions

  • Metlang

  • MetLife

  • Microsoft

  • Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza

  • Milrose Consultants

  • Minds + Assembly

  • MLMIC Services

  • MMR Research Worldwide Inc.

  • Moat

  • Moelis & Company

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Moroccan Oil

  • Movable Ink

  • MSD Capital, L.P.

  • Murex

  • Nars Cosmetics

  • New York City Department of Education - STH

  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

  • New York Hilton Midtown

  • New York Life

  • New York Police Department

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

  • New York University

  • New York Yankees

  • New Yorker Hotel

  • NFP

  • Nielsen Company, The

  • Novotel New York Times Square

  • NS1

  • NYC Planner Addicts

  • NYPD Transit Police

  • Oak Hill Advisors

  • OLA Consulting Engineers

  • Old Navy

  • OOH Pitch

  • OpenSky Inc.

  • Optimizely

  • OrderGroove

  • Oscar Health

  • Our Lady of Lourdes

  • Outfront Media

  • Oxford University Press

  • Paramount Group Inc.

  • Park Hyatt New York

  • Penninsula Hotel, The

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Pepsi

  • Perkins Coie LLP

  • Perry Ellis International

  • Phillips Auctioneers

  • Plaza, The

  • Popular

  • PR Newswire

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Proactiv Company, The

  • Prologis

  • Promax BDA

  • Public School 452

  • R/GA**

  • Randa Accessories

  • RCN NY

  • Red Balloon Security

  • Renaissance New York Times Square

  • Renaissance Re

  • Reprise Digital

  • RF Binder

  • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

  • Ritz Carlton LI

  • Robins Kaplan LLP

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

  • Rockefeller Capital Management

  • Rolex

  • Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

  • Russel Reynolds Associates

  • Rutgers Presbyterian Church

  • RXR Realty - 340 Madison

  • RXR Realty - 530 Fifth Avenue

  • RXR Realty - 61 Broadway

  • RXR Realty - 1330 Avenue of the Americas

  • RXR Realty - 450 Lexington Avenue

  • RXR Realty - 237 Park Avenue

  • RXR Realty - 601 West 26th Street

  • S&P Global

  • Salesforce

  • Scor Re-Insurance

  • Screen Vision Media

  • Seal Software

  • Seaport Global

  • Security Scorecard

  • Select Equity Group, L.P.

  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

  • ShoreGroup

  • Showtime Networks

  • Siegel + Gale

  • Situation Interactive

  • Skadden

  • Skyler & Associates, LLP, The Law Offices of Regina

  • Slate Magazine

  • SMANYC

  • Sotheby's

  • Spencer Ogden

  • St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church

  • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • St. Bernard Parish

  • St. Regis New York, The

  • Staedtler

  • Standard Chartered Bank

  • Starbucks

  • Steve Madden

  • Sudler & Hennessey

  • Sydney Paige

  • Talbots Inc, The

  • Taylor & Francis Group

  • TBWA/Chiat/Day New York

  • Teads

  • Teq

  • Thomson Reuters

  • TJMaxx

  • TPG Capital

  • Trump Soho Hotel & Trump International Hotel & Tower

  • Turner Construction

  • uBiome

  • UBS Financial Services Inc.

  • Union Club of the City of New York

  • Unique Floor Supply

  • United Healthcare

  • Unity of New York

  • Universal Music Group

  • Useready

  • Viacom

  • Visa

  • Visit.org

  • Vyera Pharmaceuticals

  • W New York Downtown

  • W.P. Carey Inc.

  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

  • Wafra, Inc.

  • WayUp

  • Wealth-X

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Westpac Banking Corporation

  • White & Case LLP

  • WilmerHale

  • Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Women in eDiscovery

  • Women's Wear Daily

  • Workbridge Associates

  • WowWee

  • Wuersch & Gering

  • Zendesk