Give a Young Person a Supply-Filled Backpack to Start the School Year Right.

More than 12,000 Child Center clients need back-to-school supplies. Every dollar you give goes toward providing a stocked backpack to one of these children.

How to Help

Donation Levels

Backpacks for a Family
Funds backpacks and school supplies for a family with three children.
Backpacks for Children Overcoming Trauma
Provides backpacks for 7 young people whose families are overcoming trauma and building healthy, fulfilling futures.
Backpacks for Youth at our Afterschool Programs
Backpacks for 14 young people at our afterschool programs in public housing developments.
Backpacks and School Supplies for an Entire Classroom
Supports 28 young people to succeed throughout the school year.
Backpacks for Elementary School Classrooms in a Public School
Backpacks for 71 participants in our youth development programs in under-served NYC communities.

Partnership Opportunities

Mentor Partner
*prominent logo on our website*
Provides backpacks and school supplies for an entire high school grade.
Community Builder
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Underwrites backpacks for an entire program.
Visionary Partner
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Provides backpacks for an entire Child Center division.

We are collecting donations for our annual backpack drive through Friday, September 30. Please donate today so that we can purchase and distribute as many backpacks before the first day of school as possible.

Thank you for supporting our children and families!

For any questions, please reach out to our team at or by calling 718-747-4398.

Our Backpack Drive on Spectrum News/NY1: Organization Seeks Donations for Annual NYC Backpack Drive

About The Child Center of NY’s 2022 Backpack and School Supply Drive

Back-to-school supplies cost nearly $100 per child in New York City. For kids and families who live at or near the poverty line, the first day of school can be overshadowed by the stress of not having the resources to purchase the proper school supplies. With your support, this doesn’t have to be their reality.

Please help our students start the school year on the right foot by sponsoring backpack and school supply kit(s) today! Every dollar you give goes toward providing a fully stocked backpack to a child in need.

Learn more about our annual backpack drive and its impact by reading our blogs on last year's Visionary Sponsor, Chobani, and a spotlight on families at our SONYC 185 program.

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