2016 Backpacks for Kids

FHLBNY Employees Participate in Second Annual
“Backpacks for Kids” Event

Throughout the year, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) employees give their talent, time and compassion by serving as volunteers and donating to nonprofit organizations. The FHLBNY embraces our employees’ enthusiasm to strengthen our communities, and continues to support their commitment to making a positive impact.

This summer, employees committed to making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children by partnering with Graham Windham – the nation’s oldest nonprofit child welfare agency that strives to make a life-altering difference in children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency. In support of this cause, FHLBNY employees donated essential school supplies, and then joined together at an event held at the FHLBNY’s offices to fill backpacks (provided by the FHLBNY) with these supplies. Employees then participated in distributing more than 100 filled backpacks to children in need at a Graham Windham-sponsored “Back to School Fun Day”, held in Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn. There, employees were able to hand out the backpacks while interacting with the children and families receiving them. 

This initiative offered employees a unique experience to help less fortunate families and children. A filled backpack helps relieve families of a financial burden and helps children feel more confident and more comfortable to start a new school year.  This was the second year in which the FHLBNY participated in the Backpacks for Kids event, and our employees are excited to continue this support for years to come.

Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids

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