Give Hope with Operation Backpack®

It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school season really is just around the corner! As you’re beginning to look through local ads to search for the items on your child’s list for this school year, many families are struggling just to pay their bills and won’t be able to afford new school supplies.

That’s why Volunteers of America works with community supporters like you to deliver hope to local children and their families through Operation Backpack®.

Operation Backpack® 
is a Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana signature program that gives local area children in need a new backpack and school supplies to start the school year. You can help make sure all kids across Ohio have the confidence they need to start the year off right.

How You Can Help:

  1. Download the Supply List and go shopping for school supplies.
  2. Deliver the backpack and/or school supplies to a drop location near you: All Volunteers of America Thrift locations are drop locations! Visit our website for a complete list of drop sites.
  3. You can shop online through our Roonga Wish List and have the supplies delivered straight to VOA. No hassle, no fuss.
    Online shopping is available until August 9, 2021.
  4. Don’t forget to post a photo and share your experience with us! Use the #OperationBackpack and make sure to tag @voaohin on social media.

With your help, new backpacks and school supplies will be given to homeless and at-risk children throughout Central Ohio. Don’t forget, you can take advantage of Ohio’s Tax-Free Weekend and donate August 6-8, prior to the campaign's end on August 9!