As parents began their back-to-school shopping, countless families were in need of donations as they lacked the money to buy school supplies.
Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Of America Helps Homeless Kids Get Ready For School With Operation Backpack
Volunteers of America is trying to get thousands of children living in homeless shelters across New York City ready for school with Operation Backpack.
Hundreds of volunteers have been busy putting together thousands of packs, which will be handed out to kids living in homeless or domestic violence shelters throughout the five boroughs.
As school comes to end for the summer, many are not even thinking about next school year. But there is an organization in the city that is and with good reason.