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December 10, 2018: NY1: New Yorkers Of The Week
November 22, 2018: New York Amsterdam News
Since 2008, Jeffrey Newman and Jayson Conner have extended compassion to the homeless community. They are the founders of Backpacks for the Streets, with the mission of helping the homeless by providing backpacks with food, clothing, and toiletries.
For both Newman and Conner, taking the initiative to help the less fortunate came naturally.
Nov. 9, 2018: Greenpointers
July 17, 2018: Metro US
August 13, 2018: Fox5NY News, Live With Ernie Anastos
November 19, 2018: El Diario
The problem of the homeless has been one of the main “hot potatoes” for which the De Blasio Administration has received its biggest darts. And just when the mercury already marked less than 32 degrees this week, the intense cold brought back to the table the criticism for the way the City has handled the issue of the homeless. But beyond the 63,000 homeless people (closer to 70,000 other estimates) who are currently sheltered in shelters, the accusations have to do not only with the crisis facing these families, but with thousands of street dwellers, which some people put at being as many as 5,000 each night.
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March 22, 2018: Talking About, With Jonathan Griffith
November 11, 2018: iHeart Radio, with Nina Del Rio
For National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, Backpacks for the Street will be out in force, delivering compassion to struggling New Yorkers. Co-founder Jayson Conner discusses his very personal reasons for his dedication to helping those in crisis, and talks about his vision for this new non-profit.