Operation Backpack: Week 1 in the Books!

Sid Lerman (left), Lou Montella (right) attending Operation Backpack’s Sort Week 8/8/2019.

Last week, members of the Weeks Lerman Group (TWLG) accompanied their leader, President Sid Lerman, to Operation Backpack’s annual media day during Sort Week.  Operation Backpack is an annual event that is run by Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY). It was an action packed day, filled with camera crews, New York’s finest, and a bunch of children who were there to pick up their brand new backpacks that were stuffed to the brim with supplies and goodies that would set them up for the coming school year.  

The Weeks Lerman Group has been a big sponsor of Operation Backpack for over a decade.  The partnership between VOA-GNY & TWLG has been largely fulfilling, as Sid and our Vice President Cindy Ciaccio have taken great interest in the underprivileged children of New York.  A few years ago, Sid and Cindy decided to put together a luncheon right here in our Maspeth Office to host and say thank you to many members of the VOA-GNY and Operation Backpack team.  It has since become an annual event.  

Sid Lerman (left), Eric Lerner (middle), Jeff Zober (right)

Cindy Ciaccio (left), Tere Pettitt (middle), Rachel Weinstein (right)

Sid and Cindy’s loyalty and devotion to Operation Backpack has spread throughout the entire company here at TWLG.  We have a weekly schedule set for any volunteers who would like to take half of their day and spend it over at Sort Week, helping pack bags and work quality control.  That schedule is full, and every week new faces show up and get their hands dirty for a great, great cause.  

For more information about Operation Backpack, you can visit their website.

To donate, please visit the Weeks Lerman Group’s CrowdRise page by clicking here! 

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