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You can help a child in your community start the school year right.

The 2015 Operation Backpack® collection deadline extended to August 10.

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  help 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® has been able to provide hundreds of backpacks, school supplies, and a variety of support services 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. 

Participate with us this summer by helping children in need be prepared for the first day of school.

Help us out! Encourage others by posting your photo using #OperationBackpack.

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Check out photos from last year!