Over the past year more than 83,000 NYC school kids experienced homelessness at some point. Many of these children lack even the most basic school supplies and will start the school year feeling unprepared as well as terrified of being teased as a “shelter kid.” This program makes sure that these kids get a new backpack filled with the school supplies needed for their grade level just like everyone else on the first day of school.
Last Thursday a group of us in the NY office volunteered at the St. Aloysius School during their annual Spirit Day. Spirit Day involves spending the morning on the athletic fields with the kids assisting with the games, which is followed by a street fair at the school.
It’s that time of year again – the time when we come together to help others. It is an honor and a privilege to have participated in the 10th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.