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20,000 Homeless Children Start School with Backpacks and Supplies

Randa Accessories is proud to support the New York Chapter of the Volunteers of America with Operation Backpack.

Randa supplied more than product and funding, this year the world's largest men's accessories company supplied the hearts, minds and hands of many of our NY and NJ region associates to help sort, pack and prep backpacks filled with school supplies.




Nearly 23,000 children live in NYC’s homeless and domestic violence shelters. 

One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child's education. 

Each year since 2001, Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been distributing new backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to homeless children throughout New York City. 


A filled backpack relieves parents of a financial burden and provides a sense of normalcy to the otherwise chaotic lives of these children, helping them to look and feel more like their classmates.  Most importantly, a filled backpack allows these children to start the school year feeling prepared and confident, with the knowledge that their education is important and that someone believes in them.  

Operation Backpack campaigns are held nationwide; click here to find other locations. 

Here's a thank you, from VOA NYC to those who participated in Operation Backpack, 2015.



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Randa produces men's belts, small leather goods, neckwear, luggage, casual bags, jewelry, and seasonal accessories including footwear, hats, gloves, and gifts, bringing these to market through all channels of distribution, worldwide.
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