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Mark your calendar!
The 2015 Operation Backpack® collection is from July 20 to August 9.

Children who live in poverty or are homeless face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school.  Preparing them for school with a new backpack filled with school supplies can boost their self-esteem and help them feel like a regular kid.

With your help, Operation Backpack® has been able to provide hundreds of backpacks, school supplies, and a variety of support services to poverty-stricken or homeless children throughout 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 #OPBOH or #OperationBackpack.

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Check out photos from last year!