FORESTDALE'S BACKPACK DRIVE IS UNDERWAY!

We need your help to raise $25,000 by July 1st!

Last year, our Backpack Drive was a major success thanks to donors like YOU.

Forestdale was able to provide 1,000 children with everything they needed for the start of the school year, and this year we intend to do it again!

Families regularly spend an average of $85 on backpacks and supplies.
But through our amazing partnership with High Water Women, your donations are maximized, and a $25 donation provides $85 worth of supplies.

Each $25 donation funds a "fully loaded" high-quality backpack for a local child in need. The backpack includes K-12 grade appropriate supplies including: notebooks, folders, loose leaf paper, markers, pens, pencils, pencil cases, protractors, calculators, graph paper, staplers, dictionaries, scissors, erasers, crayons, rulers and early readers.

WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP.
PLEASE HELP MAKE THIS YEAR AN EVEN GREATER SUCCESS THAN LAST.

FORESTDALE CO-HOSTED A BOROUGH-WIDE BABY SHOWER WITH CHIRLANE MCCRAY!

Forestdale is proud to co-host the NYC Baby Shower at the NY Hall of Science on Saturday, April 22. First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery organized a great event for hundreds of Queens children and parents.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER RORY LANCMAN VISITS FORESTDALE

"Strong fathers program helps build backbone of the city"-- Rory Lancman's Letter to the Editor about Forestdale's Strong Father's program

Ensuring that children and families learn, love and laugh
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# of children we protect each year in foster care. 100% who graduated high school were admitted to college.
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Families stay together, play together. 400 receiving health services on-site at Forestdale.
95%
Graduation rate for Strong Fathers, where men become great dads

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Forestdale’s mission is to ensure children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and loving home, education and career opportunity, and health literacy.

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