Project Backpack Back to School Drive

Thanks to our generous donors, Project Backpack helped prepare more than 1,000 Newark youth to be ready for school.

Hundreds of individuals, generous corporations, the Newark Public Schools District, and many small businesses came together to support #Project Backpack, collecting approximately 1,200 backpacks and thousands of school supplies for children and youth of all ages.

Employees from companies including Audible, Valley Bank, Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, and M&T Bank volunteered with La Casa staff to help organize and stuff the backpacks.  La Casa distributed the backpacks to La Casa’s children and youth enrolled in early childhood, after school enrichment, adult education & opportunity youth programs, and distributed more than 200 backpacks to those who received Covid-19 vaccinations in August as part of our vaccination campaign.


Premier Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Friend Sponsors

Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.

FBI Newark Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Above and Beyond Supporters


Horizon NJ Health

FBI Newark Citizens Academy Alumni Association


Excellence Supporters

Annie Basile & Family

Enrique Dilone

M&T Bank Hola Resource Group

ADB Consulting Limited

The Lermond Company

Star Supporters

Dawn Gammon

Nicole Isaaq

Newark Trust for Education

Helping Hands Supporters

Yvonne Aponte


Grizel Ubarry

Countless Friends of La Casa de Don Pedro