September 26, 2013 update
Our second annual Operation Backpack '13 is complete! We raised nearly $5,000.00 to furnish almost 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to needy children.
Click here to see the press release on our very successful Operation Summer camp!
"Operation Summer camp" complete! We surpassed our goal and raised nearly $4800.00 to help send 16 kids to summer camp. Thank you to all who contributed and for your generosity.
"Operation Backpack" our annual fundraiser to help furnish 135 kids with backpacks full of school supplies will get under way mid July. Details to come.
The Friends2Friends Organization is a program dedicated to helping improve the lives of underprivileged children. One of the first things we did was our "Operation backpack", where we raised over $2400.00 in order to be able to donate school supplies such as backpacks, pencils, binders, and much more to those in need. The Organization is run through the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club.
The Organization was founded on August 2nd, 2012 by Co-Founders Brandon Yaraghi (16), Jack Forlines (16), and Tyler Tam (16). The Organization strongly appreciates your donations and community support. Friends2Friends mission is to help make the lives better for underprivileged kids in our community and with your help we are confident we can make a difference!
Our current project, Operation Backpack's goal is to raise enough money to buy backpacks and school supplies for all children in need by August 30th. We appreciate your generous donations!
To our supporters-
Many thanks to the generosity of those in our community for their help and support in helping our fundraising efforts become such a big success!
We hope as we head to college next year that we can pass this along to underclassmen to continue. It is has been incredibly gratifying to help those in need.
Brandon, Tyler and Jack
9-26-13 We have raised to date nearly $15,000 for underprivileged children in our community!
9-26-13 We raised nearly $5,000.00 to purchase 145 backpacks filled with all the necessary school supplies to help 145 young kids go back to school. We spent the middle of August fundraising, buying supplies and filling backpacks and delivered them to the Boys and Girls club at the end of August.
6-30-13 We were incredibly successful in our Operation Summer camp thanks to the amazing generosity of friends and family within our community. Our original goal was $2500 but we ended up raising $4800 which allowed 16 lucky kids to attend summer camp for 6 weeks. Our second "Operation Backpack" is soon to get underway
05-14-13 We have approx. $2200.00 raised so far. We have one week to go and plan on getting many donations in the coming week. Thanks to everyone for your support!
04-04-13 We are putting the finishing details on our "Operation summercamp", an effort to raise money to send 10-12 kids to a 6 week summer camp this year. We will share the details soon!
02-04/13 We completed a successful Christmas season, being able to supply over 24 needy families with holiday dinners and donated over $600 worth of toys to children in need. Now we are gearing up for our next project, soon to be announced.
12-14-12 We just donated over $500.00 worth of Christmas toys to the Glen Cove boys and girls club to use in their holiday store. These toys will be distributed to those in need.
11-20-12 We purchased meals for 25 families and stuffed baskets with all the Thanksgiving trimmings.
UPDATE- 9-02-12 Operation Backpack accomplished! Thanks to your support, we raised nearly $2400.00 to supply 135 students with brand new backpacks and all their school supplies! THANK YOU!
Coming up- We will soon announce a birthday club, talk about what we hope to do for the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check back for new information and updates!