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 homeless and at-risk children throughout Greater Cincinnati.

You can help kids become whatever they imagine and dream.

You are a dream maker. You give a child hope.

Cincinnati Operation Backpack® begins July 13 through August 12, 2020.

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 Amazon Wish List and have the supplies delivered straight to VOA. No hassle. No fuss.
  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.

2020 Campaign Toolkit

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 12, 2020.

4000 and 4030 Smith Road
Cincinnati, Ohio  45209

Hamilton County Development Center
1776 Mentor Ave,
Norwood, Ohio  45212

Mike Castrucci Automotive Group
The Ford Store
1020 OH-28
Milford, Ohio 45150

The Chevy Store
1099 Lila Ave
Milford, Ohio 45150

The Ford Lincoln Store
7400 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, Kentucky  41001

Thank you Union Home Mortgage Foundation for giving kids hope in Cincinnati.

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


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