Volunteers of America

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
Volunteers Provide Stocked Backpacks To Thousands Of Students In NeedAs 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 BackpackVolunteers of America is trying to get thousands of children living in homeless shelters across New York City ready for school with Operation Backpack.
Volunteers Of America Retires Sidewalk Santa Parade After More Than 100 YearsSince 1902, the Santas have marched up Fifth Avenue to raise money for Volunteers of America's Hope & Hearth food voucher program.
50 Santas Stroll Through Midtown Manhattan In 110th Annual ParadeIt's another post-Thanksgiving tradition: a huge serving of ho-ho-ho along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Volunteers Ready Thousands Of Backpacks Loaded With School Supplies For City StudentsHundreds 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.
Volunteers Of America Holding Sidewalk Santa CampaignThe man in the red and white suit is used to giving the presents, but if you see Santa on the street next to a chimney, he needs you to give to him.
Dozens Of Santas March In Annual Sidewalk Santa ParadeDozens of Jolly Saint Nicks marched along Fifth Avenue on Friday in the annual Sidewalk Santa Parade.
Volunteers Of America Helps Homeless Children Get School Supplies, BackpacksAs 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.
Annual Sidewalk Santa Parade Kicks Off Christmas SeasonFriday morning, fifty of Santa’s helpers marched across 48th Street, up to Fifth Ave and to 59th Street - ringing bells to raise money to feed the needy.
Volunteers Of America Director Speaks Of Sidewalk SantasCBS 2's Cindy Hsu sat down in studio with Volunteers of America New York City director Rachel Weinstein about the Sidewalk Santa program.
Non-Profit Set To Graduate Santas For Holiday SeasonSidewalk 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!”
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