Backpacks For The Street

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


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.

We also give out additional packs of gloves, Mylar blankets, and hand warmers.

Homelessness is a 24/7 epidemic, where someone is always in need. Join the movement, and make a difference.

How Can You Help?

VOLUNTEER: The next BFTS program is March 24 – 27, 2019

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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