Home rooms, homecomings and homework (UGH!) are right around the corner. With another Capital Region school year right around the corner, a local charity organization located out of Schenectady is looking to help with kids-in-need.

The non-profit, Things of My Very Own, Inc. (also known as TOMVO), are looking to fill hundreds of backpacks with school supplies for students. The organization provides impoverished children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect with crisis intervention services. TOMVO boasts they provide stability while promoting success.

In addition to doing things like providing backpacks and school supplies, the organization’s volunteers have provided the children with scholarships and gift certificates for place like Six Flags Great Escape, Rope Courses, Mini Golf Adventures, Batting Cages, Bumper Boats and more.

You can make a $10 donation directly from your cell phone by texting THINGS to 5200. Drop-off locations are also set up:

Things of My Very Own, Inc.

Crisis Intervention Center

202 Front St, Suite 3

Schenectady, NY


Waggin Tails Grooming/Pet Rescue

1920 Dodge St

Rotterdam, NY


Amy Aldrich – State Farm

123 Saratoga Rd

Glenville, NY

For more information go to tomvo.org.