Tomorrow: Last Day of Katz’s Backpack Drive for Homeless Children
Tomorrow, August 30th is the last day to participate in Borough President Melinda Katz’s “Project: Back to School” Initiative. Katz has partnered with the Coalition for the Homeless to collect backpacks and other school supplies for homeless children.
“More than 111,500 NYC students were homeless at some point during the last school year,” says Borough President Katz. “These children deserve the opportunity to learn, no matter where they lay their heads at night”.
Borough President Katz’s office is accepting donations at Queens Borough Hall at 120-55 Queens Blvd in Kew Gardens on the first floor.
The Coalition for the Homeless says that they are also accepting #2 pencils, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, composition notebooks, binders, looseleaf, safety scissors, folders, and calculators. Dave Giffen the Executive Director of the Coalition for the Homeless says, “We are truly grateful to Borough President Katz and her office for showing such compassion year after year by supporting Project: Back to School.”
All donations are anonymous and are not tax deductible. Donations will be distributed to students living in local homeless shelters.