Operation Backpack®

Supplying Children in Need; Give Back, Give a Pack in 2024!

When you support the needs of children in your community by making a donation to Operation Backpack®, you are providing them with the tools necessary for a solid foundation to learn.

What do you remember about your first day of school? Was it new crayons and pencils? First day jitters? Preparing your backpack, the night before the first day?

Today’s kids have the same excitements and challenges. However, millions of children and families in the United States have the additional worry of not having enough to afford a backpack and their teacher’s list of supplies.

Students have many burdens to shoulder growing up, and with your help, VOAPA through Operation Backpack®, is looking to help to make sure underserved students’ first day of school is a memorable and positive one. Together, we are seeking to fill over 2,000 backpacks for K-12 students across Pennsylvania. Let’s help make this school year the best one yet! 

How you can help:

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The average cost:

Send your contribution check to:

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, Attn: Operation Backpack,
2112 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103

For questions about Operation Backpack® in Pennsylvania, contact Lindsey at lglassberg@voapa.org

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