You can build a brighter future for children by donating to Operation Backpack®. A new backpack filled with school supplies empowers every child to succeed. By giving, you can help a child in need in your community reach their full potential, and thrive.
When you donate a new backpack and supplies, you help eliminate this financial hurdle for families and help prepare kids in need with the tools they need to succeed in school.
It’s easy to do. Grab some friends, or your company, church, club, or family and organize a backpack drive. All the tools you need are in our how-to guide. Teaming up helps even more children in need.
All of these kids are excited for the new school year. Unfortunately, not all of their families can afford school supplies. But you'd never know it. Because every child deserves to be ready for their first day of school.
Learn more about Operation Backpack and how you can organize a backpack drive at your church, school or office.
Thank you for helping in 2018
Thank you for your support last year!
You helped provide over 4,300 backpacks and school supplies to homeless children across Ohio and Indiana. Every year, you make going back to school a little easier for local children in need.
backpacks donated to children in need in Ohio and Indiana
Amount of donations received to help buy backpacks and supplies