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Operation Backpack® 2016 is July 18 - August 8

Mark your calendars and get ready for this year's Operation Backpack® campaign! From July 18 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.

Have questions? Email us at OperationBackpack@voago.org.

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Thank you for your support last year!

With your help, Operation Backpack® was able to provide over 2,000 backpacks, 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. Check out these numbers from 2015!

  • 2,093

    Total backpacks donated to help Ohio children in need

  • $24,126

    Amount of donations received to help buy backpacks and supplies

  • 90

    Number of drop-off locations throughout the state

Check out photos of your impact!