Astorino Calls For Donations To County’s 3Rd Annual Operation Backpack

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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:


Government Offices

Westchester County Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue, White Plains
(914) 995-2100

Dept. of Social Services (DSS) Central Office
112 East Post Road, White Plains
(914) 995-5000

Mount Vernon District Office (DSS)
100 East First St, Mount Vernon
(914) 813-6164

Peekskill District Office (DSS)
750 Washington St., Peekskill
(914) 862-5078

White Plains District Office (DSS)
85 Court St., White Plains
(914) 995-5889

Yonkers District Office (DSS)
31 Warburton Av. Yonkers
(914) 231-2653

Non-Profits

The Sharing Shelf
47 Purdy Ave. Port Chester
(914) 305-5950

Businesses

PM Pediatrics
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:

Lisa Vitiello
282 White Plains Road, Eastchester
(914) 337-4810

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