Become a Sponsor

Become a Sponsor - It's Not Too Late!

The public campaign is winding down but it's not too late to become an Operation Backpack® sponsor! Now is the time we need to place emergency orders so that every backpack has the exact contents necessary to ensure its recipient will start the school year off, with the same promise of success as his or her classmates.

You can demonstrate your support of children in need in our community by becoming an Official Operation Backpack® (OBP) Sponsor. Sponsorship comes from companies, individuals, foundations and other community groups making major financial contributions or major in-kind donations.

Benefits of sponsorship range from exclusive press releases announcing your support, logo placement on printed and digital marketing materials and social media acknowledgement, to invitations to events and other unique opportunities. Last year, for instance, sponsors participated in ringing the closing bell at the NYSE, attended a Yankees game - in a luxury suite - where OBP was featured, were invited to a "wrap" cocktail reception and attended Media Day during Sort Week.

Check out the more than 200 companies and organizations contributing to the success of Operation Backpack® by organizing drives, sponsoring the campaign, fielding CrowdRise teams to fundraise on our behalf and more. We hope that you will join us again, or for the first time, this year!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a 2017 Official Operation Backpack® Sponsor, please contact Rachel Weinstein at or (212) 496-4305. To form a fundraising team and invite family, friends and colleagues to support OBP, click here to set up your fundraiser on CrowdRise. To "adopt a product" - provide all the scientific calculators we need, for example - contact Andrew Zibell at or (212) 496-4307.