Backpacks For The Street

A grassroots movement to bring compassion and dignity to the streets, and helping to make the lives of the homeless a little bit easier.

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What Is Backpacks For The Street?

Homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high.

In February, 2018, nearly 64,000 people were homeless and living in NYC shelters — a record high — including 23,655 children. That’s 82% higher than it was 10 years ago.

Additionally, there were 3,892 people living on the street.

Living in New York City and working with the homeless since 2009, Newman and Conner have have seen firsthand the growing number of people living on the street, and the limited access many of them have to services and help they need.

NOW is the time to take action, and effect change. We can not sit by and do nothing. Join the movement, and let’s make a difference.

Next Up!

Our next BFTS program is November 10 – 15, 2018. We will be handing out 300-plus backpacks, as we expand to other boroughs and neighborhoods, to people living on the streets.

DONATE! 100% of donations goes to helping the homeless. You can DONATE NOW with a credit card, through our BFTS Facebook Page, PayPal or message us for other options, such as checks and Venmo.

SHOP AMAZON FOR US!  Buy from our Amazon Wish List. Shipping is FREE. It’s a great way to be a part of the process.

VOLUNTEER! We need you for our November program. We need help packing and assembling the packs during the first week of November, as well as to join our street crew as they hand out the backpacks and meet the people we are helping. For details, and requirements, visit our volunteer page.

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Become a Volunteer or Donate To Sponsor A Future Backpack Distribution!

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