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Operation Backpack, a program by Volunteers of America, is in full swing. The group is asking generous people to get involved and help children living in New York homeless and domestic violence shelters be outfitted for school.

You can still donate money. The group is no longer asking for donations of supplies and bags. Volunteers are assembling backpacks according to grade level and gender, the group said.

In 2013, Volunteers of America-Greater New York distributed 16,100 backpacks. This year, the group is aiming to give away 19,000 backpacks.

21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox 5/MyFoxNY.com, is a corporate sponsor.

Click here for more information on how to get involved.

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