By Afiya Witter
Last month, as a team building experience, our staff members at CPS Events at The Plaza joined Volunteers of America at Operation Backpack. Operation Backpack is a back to school drive that services children living in New York City shelters. Volunteers sporting Operation Backpack t-shirts fill Brand new backpacks in a variety of styles with grade- appropriate supplies. A few groups of children visit the area to assist the volunteers with filling their newly handpicked backpacks with all the items from the supply list. Volunteering for a great cause while witnessing children beaming with pride, ready to start the new school year was an enriching experience for our team. We thoroughly enjoyed making sure each pack being filled was efficiently and with love!