Become an Official Sponsor

Sponsor Operation Backpack®

Each year, thousands of children rely on VOA-GNY for their school supplies and we rely on you—individuals, corporate partners, foundations, and community organizations—to make Operation Backpack® possible.

In 2023, through a combination of raised contributions, in-kind giving, and public funding, we equipped 19,000 children experiencing homelessness with a new backpack and the school supplies they needed. We couldn’t have done it without our partners and sponsors!

Over the past two decades, thousands of corporate and other community organizations have played a part in its success and all that we are doing to end homelessness in the Greater New York area.

In response to this year’s record level of need, we ask that you be as generous as you can—through sponsorships, in-kind donations, and fundraising—to help ensure these students can thrive in school and beyond. Our city’s children need your support now more than ever. Learn more about Operation Backpack®.

Benefits of Sponsorship

Operation Backpack® sponsors enjoy a range of benefits, which can include in-person team building opportunities, exclusive press releases, logo placement on marketing collateral, dedicated social media shoutouts, and more. Sponsors have joined us at NYSE Closing/Opening Bell® ceremonies, on the TODAY show and on the field at Yankee Stadium.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Contact Ericia Antoine, AVP of Corporate Partnerships & Special Events at to learn more.

Other Ways to Get Involved:

  • 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

  • FUNDRAISE. Get your friends, family, and colleagues involved. Form your own fundraising team. 

  • SPREAD THE WORD. Follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn and be sure to tag @VOAGNY and use #OperationBackpackNYC when you post about getting involved.
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