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 local area kids in need throughout Greater Cleveland & Sandusky.
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!
Northern Ohio Operation Backpack® begins June 6 and concludes August 8, 2022.
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. No hassle, no fuss. Please select delivery to "VOA Operation Backpack Cleveland" for shipping.
- Don’t forget to post a photo and share your experience with us! Use #OperationBackpack and make sure to tag @voaohin on social media.
Backpack Drop Locations
Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Thrift Stores
June 6 to August 8, 2022
You can drop off backpacks and school supplies at all Volunteers of America Thrift stores in the northern Ohio area. Check our Thrift Store Directory for hours and locations.
Southwest Community-Based Services
July 18 to August 8, 2022
Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
8911 W. Ridgewood Drive
Parma, Ohio 441340
Ohio Savings Bank
July 11 to August 8, 2022
See flyer for branch locations and hours.
Drive up and Donate
August 1 & August 3 at Marc's
Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is teaming up with Cleveland 19 News! Together, we invite you to safely drive up and donate school supplies and hope for kids in our community.
Monday, August 1
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Marc’s - Strongsville
16224 Pearl Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44149
Wednesday, August 3
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Marc’s - Solon
6231 SOM Center Road
Solon, Ohio 44139
Thank you Union Home Mortgage and Oswald for giving kids hope throughout Ohio.