Rachel Weinstein

Dylen Adjoyi, 12, looks through the stocked backpack he received through Operation Backpack. (Credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Provide Stocked Backpacks To Thousands Of Students In Need

As parents began their back-to-school shopping, countless families were in need of donations as they lacked the money to buy school supplies.


Stack of Backpacks Put Together By Operation Backpack Volunteers (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Ready Thousands Of Backpacks Loaded With School Supplies For City Students

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.


Santa School

Volunteers Of America Director Speaks Of Sidewalk Santas

CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu sat down in studio with Volunteers of America New York City director Rachel Weinstein about the Sidewalk Santa program.


Santa School

Non-Profit Set To Graduate Santas For Holiday Season

Sidewalk Santas started training this week and the folks who don the red and white suits are learning how to suit up, stuff their bellies, get those beards on straight and give a great “Ho, ho, ho!”