Greater Cleveland

From July to early August, backpacks and school supplies are collected and distributed throughout the Greater Cleveland community.  

Cleveland Operation Backpack begins in July and concludes August 5th.  

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 OperationBackpack@voago.org.

Drive up and Donate!

Cleveland 19 News and Friends are taking Operation Backpack on the road! Drive up and donate at any of these locations between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm each day.

Monday, July 29  |  Marc’s Stores
Berea: 371 W Bagley Rd.

Tuesday, July 30  |  Levin Furniture
Oakwood Village: 23100 Broadway Ave.

Wednesday, July 31  |  Ohio Savings Bank
South Euclid: 14033 Cedar Rd.

Thursday, August 1  |  Levin Furniture
North Olmsted: 23250 Lorain Rd.

Friday, August 2  |  Marc’s Stores
Avon: 35901 Detroit Rd.


Backpack Drop Locations

Once you have your supplies ready, you can drop them off at any of these locations before August 5, 2019. And a special thank you to all of our partners who are bringing confidence to kids all over Northeast Ohio!

Volunteers of America Thrift Stores in the Greater Cleveland Area
Check our Thrift Store Directory for hours and locations in the Cleveland area.

Cleveland Public Libraries
Check their Online Directory for a location near you.
All locations accepting donations until August 5, 2019.

Bartels Busack Pet Hospital Resort & Spa
Check out their hours!
6270 State Road  |  Parma, OH 44134

Levin Furniture
All northeast Ohio Levin Furniture Store locations.
Collecting until August 2, 2019.

Ohio Savings Bank 

Check their Branch Directory for a location near you.
All branches accepting donations.


How to Donate a Backpack

If you would like to 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 OperationBackpack@voago.org

A special thank you to our media partners

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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:
Becky Carlino
becky.carlino@voago.org