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Adopt a Product

Make sure every child gets a full backpack.

Looking for other ways to participate in Operation Backpack®? Adopting a specific product in our school supply list below helps to make sure that every child gets the supplies they need.

It's easy! Choose an item from the list below and then start collecting! We ask that you collect at least 100 of the item you choose. Be sure to contact us to let us know you're planning on Adopting a Product.


Cincinnati: Erin Joyner,
Cleveland: Becky Carlino,
Columbus: Nicole Knowlton,

To make sure we can get the backpacks and supplies to kids in time for school, all donations must be dropped-off by Sunday, August 6, 2017.

What we need:

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Filler paper
  • Elmer's glue sticks
  • Pencil box or pouch
  • Large erasers
  • Rulers
  • Folders, 2-pocket
  • Binders, 3-ring
  • Scissors
  • Crayola crayons, 24-count
  • Pencils, #2
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Crayola washable markers, 8-count
  • Dictionary, paperback
  • Protractors
  • Highlighters
  • Pens, ball-point
  • Subject dividers, 5-tab
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