Young students at the Hostos Micro-Society School in Yonkers assembled 50 backpacks for the homeless in Yonkers. The Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers partnered with The Sharing Community in Yonkers which is distributing these backpacks. Rotarians and students at the school donated personal care items, such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, hand sanitizers, soap, and combs,  The Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary Club  added 56 pairs of socks and toothbrushes to be included in the backpacks donated by a local bank.

The students are part of Hostos Cares, a nonprofit in the micro-society school.   They gathered during a lunch period and assembled the backpacks.  A note written by a student was also placed in each pack.

The Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary Club is developing these young students to become an EarlyAct Club – the elementary school level arm of Rotary. The project between the Hostos Micro-Society School and the Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary Club is headed by Barbara Hanna, the Club’s EarlyAct Advisor. The Club has also provided a $5,000 grant to the School for the purchase of Library books and iPads for the special children, as well as a rug for the student gatherings in the Library.