Greater Cincinnati & Dayton

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You’re here! And you’re just in time for back to school … 

We’re giving you an A+ for your kindness!

Welcome to your neighborhood Operation Backpack® page – filled with all the ways you can help.

With a few clicks, you can fill hearts (and backpacks) with hope and confidence.

Thank you for joining the Operation Backpack® movement and helping all kids reach for the stars.

We’re so glad you’re here.  

Let us know if you have any questions as you begin your Operation Backpack® adventure. We’re here to help you. Contact Us.

Cincinnati & Dayton Operation Backpack® is June 26 through August 7, 2023.

Donate today and fill the hearts of kids and families with all the love and help they need to thrive this school year.

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 Cincinnati Wish List and Dayton Wish List to have the supplies delivered straight to VOA. No hassle. No fuss.
    Online shopping available until August 7, 2023 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 26 to August 7

To make sure we can get the backpacks and supplies to kids in time for school, all donations must be dropped-off at one of the Furniture Fair locations listed below by August 7, 2023

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

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4363 Eastgate Square Dr
Eastgate, OH 45245

7200 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014

Fields Ertel
9591 Fields Ertel Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

8760 Colerain Ave
Northgate, OH 45251

Western Hills
5744 Harrison Ave
Dent, OH 45248

5015 Houston Rd
Florence, KY 41042

Cold Spring
3710 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076


8245 Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45342

2500 N. Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45431

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

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You are the hope children need to thrive

Download our Giving Guide -or- donate online today!