Where Do You Stand? New York Cares Launches Second Annual Stand With Students Campaign

As the start of the new school year approaches, New York Cares will launch the second annual Stand with Students campaign from Harlem to Hollis.

It’s an initiative that highlights the organization’s support for New York City students and schools during the 2021-2022 academic year. This year’s campaign goal is $500,000.

It’s an initiative that highlights the organization’s support for New York City students and schools during the 2021-2022 academic year. This year’s campaign goal is $500,000.

Fundraising efforts will focus on areas disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as Central Queens, East Brooklyn, and the South Bronx.

The campaign will support virtual and in-person education volunteer programming for NYC public schools.

Beginning in August, New York Cares will host multiple backpack drives where volunteers will fill backpacks with essential school and hygiene supplies that will be useful to families and students as they return to school in-person full-time.

The backpacks will be delivered to schools in need across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.

“More than a year after NYC became the epicenter of the pandemic, the trauma of COVID-19 is still affecting our city’s students and their families, as well as our school’s administrators and educators,” said New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley. “We feel compelled to support our city’s schools and foster a strong sense of unity through high-impact education programs designed to help them navigate the transition to in-person learning this fall.”

Throughout the academic year, New York Cares will offer an array of education projects for community and corporate volunteers.

Volunteers can sign up for storytime opportunities, fun fitness activities, art projects, career mentoring programs, and tutoring sessions, helping to support students of all ages.

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Stand with Students is chaired by Keith Grossman, President of TIME. Corporate sponsors participating in this year’s campaign include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Assured Guaranty, Elsevier, Varagon Capital Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, Credit Suisse, and HSBC Bank USA.

New York Cares manages more than 10,000 year-round projects in elementary schools, assisting students with homework, math, reading, and fitness goals.

Since relief efforts started in March 2020 in response to COVID-19, New York Cares has trained 121,000 volunteers for virtual and on-the-ground programs and helped provide more than 44,000,000 meals for individuals and families experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic.

Since relief efforts started in March 2020 in response to COVID-19, New York Cares has trained 121,000 volunteers for virtual and on-the-ground programs and helped provide more than 44,000,000 meals for individuals and families experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic.

All donations made during the Stand with Students campaign will support virtual and in-person volunteer-led programs like tutoring sessions, career mentoring programs, and fitness activities.

To make a donation, start a fundraiser or volunteer please visit: https://www.newyorkcares.org/stand-with-students

New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the city.

Last year, 52,000 New Yorkers made the city a better place by volunteering in New York Cares programs at over 1,100 nonprofits and schools – improving education, meeting immediate needs, and revitalizing public spaces.

Last year, 52,000 New Yorkers made the city a better place by volunteering in New York Cares programs at over 1,100 nonprofits and schools – improving education, meeting immediate needs, and revitalizing public spaces.

For more information, visit newyorkcares.org.

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