Greater Cleveland & Sandusky
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 Cleveland & Sandusky.
You can help kids become whatever they imagine and dream.
You are a dream maker. You give a child hope.
Northern Ohio Operation Backpack® begins in July and concludes August 9, 2021.
How to Donate a Backpack
- Download the Supply List and go shopping for school supplies.
- Deliver the backpack to a drop off location near you.
- You can shop online through our Online Wish List and have the supplies delivered. Please select Southwest Community Services for shipping. No hassle, no fuss.
- 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.
Backpack Drop Locations
You can drop off backpacks and school supplies at all Volunteers of America Thrift stores in the Greater Cleveland area.
Check our Thrift Store Directory for hours and locations.
Southwest Community-Based Services of University Settlement
July 19 to August 10, 2021
Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
5210 Loya Parkway
Parma, Ohio 44134
Ohio Savings Bank
Accepting donations now through August 13, 2021
Visit their Branch Directory for locations & hours.
Drive up and Donate!
Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is teaming up with Cleveland 19 News to welcome you to safely drive up and donate school supplies and hope for kids in our community.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
6849B Pearl Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Friday, August 6, 2021
24869 Lorain Road
North Olmstead, OH 44070
Thank you Union Home Mortgage and Oswald for giving kids hope throughout Ohio.