Greater Cincinnati

Operation Backpack

Many children return to school without the basic supplies they need. You can give a child hope to start the school year off right through Operation Backpack®.

With your help, new backpacks and school supplies are collected and given to local area kids in need throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Every child deserves to experience the confidence that comes from starting the school year with the right tools in hand.

You can help all kids dream big for their futures!

Cincinnati & Dayton Operation Backpack® is June 6 through August 8, 2022.

Donate Online

How to Donate a Backpack

  1. Download the Supply List and go shopping for school supplies.
  2. Deliver the backpack to a drop location near you.
  3. You can shop online through our Online Roonga Wish List and have the supplies delivered straight to VOA. No hassle. No fuss.
    Online shopping available until August 8, 2022 only
  4. Don’t forget to post a photo and share your experience with us! Use #OperationBackpack and make sure to tag @voaohin on social media.

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Backpack Drop Locations
June 6 -August 8

To make sure we can get the backpacks and supplies to kids in time for school, all donations must be dropped-off by August 8, 2022

Read below for drop off availability at each location.

Alloy Growth Lab (Formerly Hamilton County Business Center)

1776 Mentor Ave
Norwood, Ohio  45212
Lobby Hours  |  8am-6pm

Towne Centre Square
9100 West Chester Towne Center Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Lobby Hours  |  8am-6pm

University Station - Starbucks
3761 Montgomery Rd
Norwood, Ohio 45212
Lobby Hours  |  Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun - Closed

Backpack Drop Day  |  August 3

Furniture Fair and WLWT5 are partnering up to have an Operation Backpack® donation drive on August 3, 2022. You may also drop your backpack and supply donations off at one of the Furniture Fair locations listed below through August 8, 2022.

All locations available for drop off 11am – 8pm.


7200 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, Ohio 45014

Fields Ertel
9591 Fields Ertel Rd
Loveland, Ohio 45140

8760 Colerain Ave
Northgate, Ohio 45251

Western Hills
5744 Harrison Ave
Dent, Ohio 45248

4363 Eastgate Square Dr
Eastgate, Ohio 45245

5015 Houston Rd
Florence, Kentucky 41042

Cold Spring
3710 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076

Thank you Union Home Mortgage & Oswald for giving kids hope throughout Ohio.

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A special thank you to our partners for sharing their love and hope with children throughout Cincinnati!

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You are the hope children need to thrive

Contact us for more information -or- donate online today!