DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL? NEW SHOES, A LUNCHBOX OR BOOKBAG, NEW NOTEBOOKS, A PEncil Case?
For thousands of children who live in New York City’s shelter system, the first day of school isn’t like that. When necessary school supplies aren’t affordable for families living in shelters, these kids start the school year at a critical disadvantage from their peers.
Imagine being a high school student without notebooks, pens, or a calculator. Imagine being a kindergartner without crayons and scissors.
First Day NY takes care of all these “little things” that so many families cannot: new school supplies, a first day of school outfit or uniform, and a backpack. Kids don’t need much to start the school year—but having what they need makes a big difference. We're dedicated to making their first day of school the best day of school.
Join First Day NY and help thousands of our city’s most vulnerable children and teens start their school year the way everyone else does.