Strategic Partners Program

Become a Strategic Partner

As a Strategic Partner you will make a significant impact in the lives of men, women and children in need in the New York metropolitan area while providing your employees with meaningful, year-round engagement opportunities customized for you.

Prior to the pandemic, in-person activities included one-off projects such as painting the common areas in a veterans residence, or volunteering during Operation Backpack®, planning a carnival for the children at our Bronx and Staten Island preschools, or hosting a meal at our residence for adults living with HIV/AIDS in Manhattan.

Skills-based activities include helping the women in our shelter in Queens prepare for job interviews, or holding budgeting and credit-repair workshops for formerly homeless adults. These offerings translate nicely to a remote volunteering experience during these times of social distancing and we continue to develop new, meaningful activities to add to our portfolio.

Some of our Partners choose to “adopt” a program, getting to know the clients and staff through in-person and virtual birthday celebrations and special events, organizing drives to collect seasonal and other items, responding to Secret Santa letters, holding workshops for food shopping on a budget, and more.

Depending on the level of Partnership, other benefits may include Official Sponsorship of Operation Backpack®—our signature community service campaign—and the promotional opportunities that entails, or our annual gala.

See our list of partners.

To learn more about becoming a Strategic Partner, email

Explore a List of Ongoing Projects and Events

Learn about Monthly and Seasonal Gift Drives

Hear From a Few of Our Community Partners

Community Support

To learn more about becoming a Strategic Partner, email

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