The Back to School Campaign is Back!

The Back to School Campaign is Back!​




                We’re pleased to announce that START will be launching our Annual Back to School Campaign!

                While summer may feel like it’s here to stay, we know that its end is rapidly approaching and soon kids all over the city will be crowding the halls of our schools once again. This can be great for all the kids who get to once again spend their days in class with their friends, but for some parents, it can be a very stressful time.

                Purchasing school supplies is a burden for some families, and START’s patients are no exception. In order to help alleviate some of this stress, START, being a patient-centered organization, will once again raise money internally to help purchase school supplies for the children and grandchildren of START patients. By strengthening our patients and their families, we can strengthen our communities, and bring about a brighter future for us all.

                Last year, through contributions from START staff, trustees, and advisory council members, we were able to supply school supplies to over 150 students.

                This year, we aim to raise over $2,000 by August 10th and once again see to it that each and every START child is supported. Plus, as a special incentive this year, our CEO, Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH, DFASAM, will personally donate $0.50 for every dollar raised to benefit this worthy campaign.

                We are thrilled at this initial act of generosity and looking forward to seeing our goals come to fruition over the coming weeks under Dr. Brown’s leadership. This campaign embodies what START is really about: bringing about lasting change in our communities and the lives of some of New York’s most vulnerable citizens, and we’re proud to continue such a great tradition.