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Backpacks for homeless kids

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:53 am, Thu Aug 1, 2013.

America Works of New York, Inc., an employment company for hard-to-place individuals, and Volunteers of America are uniting for “Operation Backpack,” a program that aims to provide New York City children living in shelters with backpacks full of school supplies for September.

“We are delighted to help provide New York City’s disadvantaged children with some of the basic tools they need to succeed in school,” said Dr. Lee Bowes, chief executive officer of America Works of New York. “America Works has always been deeply concerned with the homeless population in the city and we urge all New Yorkers to visit one of our five drop-off locations throughout the city and donate to this very worthy cause.”

Backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off at any of America Works’ offices citywide. They have two Queens locations: 88-11 165th St., 9th Floor in Jamaica and 1600 Central Ave. 5th floor in Far Rockaway,

The drive began on Monday and lasts through Aug. 9.

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