Greater Indianapolis

Donate backpacks & school supplies for Hoosier kids

Many children return to school without the basic supplies they need. You can empower Hoosier students with the confidence they need to start the school year off right through Operation Backpack.

Accepting donations now through Friday, August 2. Please contact Ellie Benjamin to arrange for drop-off. Backpacks will be distributed to students in the Central Indiana community.


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. Contact Ellie Benjamin to arrange for drop-off through Friday, August 2.
  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!

Drop-Off Location

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana
1099 N. Meridian Street, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Please contact Ellie to arrange for drop-off.



Become a sponsor of Operation Backpack.

For more details on becoming a Sponsor, please contact:
Ellie Benjamin
ellie.benjamin@voaohin.org