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Greater Cincinnati

Donate Online

In Cincinnati, backpacks are collected and given to our community partners.

Become a sponsor of Operation Backpack.

For more details on becoming a Sponsor, please contact:
Erin Joyner –

How to Donate a Backpack

  1. Download the supply list.
  2. Go to the store to get a new backpack and school supplies.
  3. Fill the backpack!
  4. Locate your nearest drop location (below) to donate.
  5. Don't forget to post a photo and encourage others to get involved!

If you would like to also organize your own donation drive at your company, club, camp, school, or place of worship, let us know! Visit the Organize a Drive page to learn more.

Use #OperationBackpack or #VOAGOpacks for all of your social media posts!

Questions? Email

Backpack Drop Locations

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.

Volunteers of America Admin Office
644 Linn Street Suite 817
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Union Institute and University
440 E. McMillian Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
(Front door is the main entrance)