Backpacks For The Street

A grassroots movement to bring compassion and dignity to the streets, and make the lives of the homeless better.

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

In Sept, 2018, nearly 64,000 people were homeless and living in NYC shelters, including 22,511 children. That’s 82% higher than it was 10 years ago.

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

BFTS also hands out add-on kits for different needs, including gender-specific packs to address our trans clients; FemPacks, with feminine hygiene products such as maxi pads and tampons; and BarkPacks, with food and treats for canine companions.

We also give out gloves and emergency Mylar blankets, all winter long. Now is the time to join the movement, and make a difference.

And, during the weeks that is not an official BFTS program scheduled, both Newman and Conner often go out on the streets,giving out backpacks, and handing out sandwiches and beverages to those in need. They welcome others to join them. If you’re interested, email

How Can You Help?

VOLUNTEER: The next BFTS program is November 10 – 15, 2018. We willgive out 300-plus backpacks to people living on the streets.

DONATE NOW! Make a tax-deductible donation. Every dollar makes a difference, and 100% of your donation goes directly to help the homeless.

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