Operation Backpack - Statewide
New backpacks and school supplies are provided to underserved children to give them a jump start for a successful school year.
So many youngsters in our community know what it means to be homeless or abused and live with uncertainty and fear. Through Operation Backpack, Volunteers of America is able to provide support for children and at-risk youth and offer a sense of confidence and hope while relieving the children’s families of a significant financial burden. At the same time Operation Backpack helps them to look like all the other children who are beginning the school year with a brand new backpack.
Volunteers of America supports Operation Backpack, an annual back-to-school drive by asking you, the general public, to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies to designated drop-off locations. When you support the needs of a child in your community by donating a backpack filled with the tools necessary for a solid foundation to learn, you offer a child a real chance for a better future!
Some families have made this a tradition as they go shopping for school supplies for their own children. Others re-live the fun of shopping for school supplies even though their children are grown-up. Still others are newly discovering just how much fun it can be to shop for a child in need.
The business community can also participate by becoming Operation Backpack Sponsors and by engaging their employees in backpack and school supply drives. Recognition of corporate support would include listing on our website and in our statewide newsletter.
There are children who need your help today. Please don’t let them down.
To donate choose a grade level supply list on the left and a drop-off location nearest you.
Please join Operation Backpack spokesperson Paige Davis, host of TLC's "Trading Spaces", and designer extraordinaire Doug Wilson in providing backpacks for children in need.