School can be challenging for any child – with the pressure of homework and getting to school on time, but for the more than 24,000 children living in shelters – with little space to complete assignments, long commutes to school every morning and the stigma of being homeless – facing the school day can be especially troublesome. The gift of a new backpack and supplies can make all the difference.
The Coalition’s annual Project: Back to School collects backpacks and school supplies for homeless children in New York City.
More information on the 2015 drive coming soon.
Special thanks to our drive partners: