The first day of the event took place on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Salvation Army Harlem Temple Corps Community Center at 540 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY.
The Salvation Army Harlem Temple Corps made sure that local children return to school with high-quality backpacks and school supplies.
Inflation is hurting many families and forcing them to live paycheck to paycheck.
This program enables them to give their children the supplies they need as well as the confidence to focus on learning.
The kids were given giant displays of backpacks, and Dozens of kids and parents picked up the backpacks, including about the year-long activities held by The Salvation Army’s officers, and volunteers.
The event was open to the Harlem community, it’s an extension of the work the nonprofit does to support kids’ literacy and development throughout the school year.
The Salvation Army Greater New York Division
An integral part of the community for 132 years, The Salvation Army Greater New York Division operates more than 100 community and social-service programs, serving more than one million people a year, regardless of race, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation.
For more information visit salvationarmyny.org.
Photo credit: Lt. JeanneElie Fils-Aime,