Become an Official Sponsor
Many companies and other community groups typically start preparing for their Operation Backpack® drives in the spring. Of the approximately 19,000 backpacks we need each year, we count on receiving 9,000 full backpacks from corporate partners holding drives at their workplaces – drives which may now be delayed, though hopefully not abandoned.
While we hope the COVID-19 crisis ends soon and our partners can continue to be involved to the same extent as past years, we need Official Sponsors to join the campaign now and help ensure that every child experiencing homelessness who needs one can receive a backpack through Operation Backpack® 2020.
Official Sponsors enjoy a range of benefits, including exclusive press releases announcing your support, logo placement on marketing collateral and social media acknowledgement, to VIP invitations to events and a shareable video featuring your team's Operation Backpack® involvement. Last year sponsors also joined us at the the NYSE Closing Bell® ceremony and on the TODAY show.
See a list of our sponsors and other community partners who contributed to the success of Operation Backpack® last year and consider becoming an Official Sponsor in 2020.
How to Get Involved:
- OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP. If you would like to learn more about becoming an Official Operation Backpack® Sponsor, please contact Rachel Weinstein at email@example.com.
- ADOPT A PRODUCT. To "adopt a product" – for example, provide all the scientific calculators we need – contact Andrew Zibell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DONATE. To make an online donation, visit the Operation Backpack® fundraising page. To send a check, make it out to Volunteers of America-Greater New York and include Operation Backpack® in the subject line. Checks can be sent to:
Volunteers of America-Greater New York
135 West 50th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Attn: Rachel Weinstein
- FUNDRAISE. Get your friends, family and colleagues involved. Form your own fundraising team here.