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Operation Backpack®

July 16 - August 8, 2018

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Mark Your Calendar! Operation Backpack® 2018 is July 16 – August 8.

Mark your calendars and get ready for this year's Operation Backpack® campaign! From July 16 to August 8, you can help homeless kids in your community.

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 new 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.

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Thank you for your support last year!

With your help, Operation Backpack® was able to provide over 3,100 backpacks in 2017, 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.

See why backpacks are important

All of these kids are excited for the new school year. Unfortunately, not all of their families can afford school supplies. But you'd never know it. Because every child deserves to be ready for their first day of school.
Learn more about Operation Backpack in Ohio and how you can organize a backpack drive at your church, school or office.

Operation Backpack 2017

  • 3,161

    Total backpacks donated to help Ohio children in need

  • $21,360.87

    Amount of donations received to help buy backpacks and supplies

  • 90

    Number of drop-off locations throughout the state