Hedge Fund High Water Women Backpack Drive

New York (HedgeCo.net) – High Water Women, a charitable organization founded in 2005 by senior women in the Hedge Fund Industry already has requests for more than 7000 backpacks this year. The program provides children living in poverty with new backpacks and supplies to start school each year. Since beginning the drive in 2005, HWW has provided more than 36,000 area school children with new backpacks.

Backpacks go to children served by nonprofit partners and schools including: Child Center of New York, Children’s Storefront, DreamYard (serving public schools in the Bronx), Good Shepherd Services, Inwood House, Iris House, the Jubilee Center in Hoboken NJ, Newark Now, Partnership with Children, Saint Luke’s Lifeworks in CT, The After School Corporation (serving public schools in NYC), the TEAK Fellowship, Women in Need, and Young Women’s Leadership Network.

The time to donate for 2012 is now because supplies must be ordered no later than mid-July. Please go to the Donation Page on the High Water Women website or send a check made payable to High Water Women to High Water Women c/o Corbin Capital 590 Madison Ave., 31st Fl. NY NY 10022. Please also indicate if your company has a matching gifts program..

High Water Women Backpack Drive

It costs about $20 for each backpack with supplies.

Backpacks for 25 children = $500
Backpacks for 12 children = $240
Backpacks for 6 children = $120
Backpacks for 3 children = $60

The backpacks will be assembled at Credit Suisse August 13-16th.  If you’d like to participate please use this link to sign upHigh Water Women would love to have your company sponsor the Backpack Drive.  Company teams can also sign up for backpack assembly. For sponsorship please contact Backpacks@highwaterwomen.org.

Alex Akesson via Mitch Ackles CEO, Hedge Fund PR President, Hedge Fund Association

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