Greater Indianapolis

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 children in need throughout Central Indiana.

You can help kids become whatever they imagine and dream. 

You are a dream maker. You give a child hope.

How you can help

The Indianapolis Operation Backpack® begins July 13 through August 3, 2020.

For some of our local students, the school year will look a little different this year. To meet all student needs and adhere to social distancing guidelines, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and we’ll take care of the rest. You can also make a donation online.


Thank you Union Home Mortgage Foundation for giving kids hope in Indiana.

A special thank you to our partner for sharing their love and hope with children throughout Indiana!

Niagara Cares

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