Electronic cards were given to over 300 needy NYC parents in the amount of $200 to aide parents in sending their children back to school.
Over 300 electronic cards were given to parents waiting in line by the thousands to receive $200 in free money for school supplies and uniforms to send their children back to school. Billionaire George Soros is spending $35 million to help aide parents for the upcoming school year.
Every child between the age of 3-17 was eligible to receive the 200 dollars and the free money went to families on welfare or receiving food stamps. There was also no cap on how many children a family had as well, meaning every child in the household who was eligible got the $200 to spend on school related items. 813,845 kids across the state – including 498,866 in the city were helped. Soros’ $35 million was also added to 140 million dollars in federal stimulus money.