Operation Backpack®

Give Every Child Hope!

You can join the movement and help kids in your community thrive!

Give kids the confidence they need to start the school year!

It’s that time of year again! Time to kick off this year’s Operation Backpack®, a program that gives local area children in need a new backpack and school supplies to start the school year. Join us this year in bringing hope to children and their families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Your kind heart can help local children begin the school year with the confidence they need to succeed. And it’s your compassion that will inspire the hearts and minds of thousands of children in your community.

Campaign Dates

Indiana
June 10 to July 22

Ohio

June 24 to August 9

Giving Guide

Download our Giving Guide to host your own drive or check out opportunities to donate and participate in your area! 

In My Area

Find the drop off locations, and drop off days happening in your city.

Report Your Donations

Ready to report your donations? We’d love to say thank you for helping kids reach for the stars this year! We encourage you to fill out our reporting form online.

Contact Us

Interested in organizing an Operation Backpack® campaign for your company or community group? Stay up to date with our 2024 campaign by signing up for email communications or contact us today to get started. 

Thank you to our 2024 Partners!

Thank you to our 2024 Operation Backpack partners for helping Ohio & Indiana kids reach for the stars this year!

Your kind heart helps children thrive!

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