Greater Cincinnati & Dayton

From July to early August, backpacks and school supplies are collected and distributed throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton communities to our community partners. 

Cincinnati and Dayton Operation Backpack begins in July and concludes August 9th.

Donate Online

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 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 August 9, 2019.

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana
1435 Vine Street, Suite 313
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana
4100 West 3rd Street, Bldg 400
Dayton, Ohio 45248

Union Home Mortgage
7362 Liberty One Drive
Liberty Township, Ohio 45044

Union Home Mortgage
7501 Paragon Road, Suite 103
Dayton, Ohio 45459

Thank you to our Sponsors

Oswald Companies
Buckeye Health Plan

Become a sponsor of Operation Backpack.

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