Homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high.
In January 2019, New York City accounted for 14% of the nation’s homeless population, with nearly 71,000 people living in NYC shelters, including 22,511 children, up 82% from 10 years ago.
Nearly 5,000 people were living on the streets.
BFTS also hands out FemPacks, with feminine hygiene products. Since March 2018, we’ve given out more than 12,000 tampons and maxi-pads. And, we offer BarkPacks, with food and treats for canine companions.
How Can You Help?
VOLUNTEER: The next BFTS program is February/March 2019. Dates to be announced shortly. We will give out 300-plus backpacks to people living on the streets.
DONATE NOW! Make a tax-deductible donation. 100% of your donation goes directly to help the homeless. Every dollar makes a difference.
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