of the Office of the Borough President
This year’s school-supply drive at Borough Hall was another smashing success, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (l.) and director of Development for the Coalition for the Homeless, Sarah Murphy, announced on Monday.
For the fifth consecutive summer, Katz’s office helped the coalition with its annual “Project: Back to School” initiative by collecting backpacks and other school supplies in a drop-box located in the lobby of Borough Hall. The donated items will be provided to children who reside in City homeless shelters.
According to Murphy, more than 111,500 of the city’s schoolchildren were homeless at some point in the last school year.