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 local area kids in need throughout Central Indiana.

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!

The Central Indiana Operation Backpack® drive begins  June 6 and concludes July 25, 2022.


How to donate a backpack

  1. Download the Supply List and go shopping for school supplies.
  2. Deliver the backpack to a drop location near you.
  3. You can shop online through our Roonga Wish List and have the supplies delivered straight to VOA. No hassle, no fuss. Online shopping available until July 25, 2022.
  4. 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 Days 
July 19-20

You can drop off backpacks and school supplies at our downtown Indianapolis office on two days only. 

July 19 |  1pm to 5pm
July 20  |  9am to 12pm

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana
912 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46202

NOTE: Please use the main entrance which is at the back of the building, through the alley on the northside.

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


You are the hope children need to thrive

Contact us for more information -or- donate online today!