WESTCHESTER, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that Westchester County is once again teaming up with various nonprofit agencies and businesses to collect school supplies for children in need.
“Since launching Operation Backpack, we have helped give vital school supplies to more than 1,000 children in Westchester County,” said Astorino. “As always, our goal is to help as many children as we can.”
The program is spearheaded by the county’s Department of Social Services, but there are many partners, including The Sharing Shelf, Operation Prom, WFAS and State Farm.
“We are pleased to again be part of this initiative, which makes a real difference in enabling children throughout Westchester to go back to school with the necessary tools to be ready to learn,” said Deborah Blatt, of Sharing Shelf.
If you have any questions, contact Christine Hepburn of the Department of Social Services at (914) 995-5459 or by e-mail at Christine.Hepburn@dfa.state.ny.us.
Collection bins are set up in various government offices and area businesses, including:
Westchester County Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue, White Plains
Dept. of Social Services (DSS) Central Office
112 East Post Road, White Plains
Mount Vernon District Office (DSS)
100 East First St, Mount Vernon
Peekskill District Office (DSS)
750 Washington St., Peekskill
White Plains District Office (DSS)
85 Court St., White Plains
Yonkers District Office (DSS)
31 Warburton Av. Yonkers
The Sharing Shelf
47 Purdy Ave. Port Chester
620 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck NY 15043
Vision of Tomorrow
132 Larchmont Avenue
Larchmont NY 10538
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont NY 10538
State Farm Offices and Contact:
282 White Plains Road, Eastchester
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