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Backpacks For The Street is an “essential service” throughout NYC and its boroughs bringing backpacks with food, toiletries and necessities, as well as sleeping bags, sneakers, clothing, solar chargers, socks, etc … to the unsheltered.

Register to volunteer here.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].

Note: As of June 2021, you must be vaccinated (and show proof of vaccination) before volunteering. This is for everyone’s safety.






BFTS is an inclusive organization, providing a safe space for its volunteers and clients, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, religion, politics, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, disability or musical tastes.

We have a zero tolerance policy regarding harassment, discrimination and bullying  of any kind, as well as any inappropriate behavior or contact, especially of a sexual nature or verbal abuse.

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