Last year more than 105,000 NYC school kids experienced homelessness at some point – that’s one in ten students in our city. As family incomes are stretched extremely thin, items like backpacks, notebooks, binders and other school supplies are simply out of reach for far too many of these kids.
The Coalition’s annual Project: Back to School partners with NYC companies, schools and caring individuals to collect more than 4,000 NEW backpacks filled with everything students need in class. You can help a homeless girl or boy start the school year right with a simple donation of a backpack or any of the supplies on our wish list.
What You Can Do:
- Host a drive for new backpacks and school supplies at work or school. Download the flyer.
- Make a donation to help us purchase supplies.
- Volunteer to help sort supplies and stuff backpacks.
- Purchase new items and drop them off at any Manhattan Mini Storage or participating location. Click here for a list of all locations.
Special thanks to our drive partners: