Thank you for your support!

Many families in need can't afford a backpack and school supplies for their children.  These children, who live in poverty or are homeless, face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school.  By donating a backpack and supplies, you  helped eliminate this financial hurdle for families and help prepare kids in need with the tools they need to succeed in school.

With your help, Operation Backpack® was able to provide over 2,000 backpacks, plus school supplies, to homeless children in our housing programs and children living in shelters across Ohio.  Every year, with your support, we have been able to make going back to school a little easier for Ohio children in need. 

Check out these numbers!

2,093: Backpacks donated to help Ohio children in need
364: Boxes of supplies to help stuff each backpack
$24,126: Donations received to help buy more backpacks and supplies
90: Locations throughout the state willing to act as drop-location for donations

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Check out photos from 2014!