Operation Backpack®

Thank You for Supporting Operation Backpack® 2019!

The outpouring of support and compassion in our communities for Operation Backpack® has been amazing. YOU provided more than 5,000 children in need with backpacks and school supplies across Ohio and Indiana. Thank you! Your support helped thousands of children start the year filled with hope and confidence.

Because of you, a family struggling to make ends meet didn’t have to make a choice between school supplies and paying bills.

Because of you, a little girl is smiling at her unicorn-themed backpack and ready to learn with her new crayons and markers.

It might just seem like a filled backpack, but it provides a sense of normalcy to the otherwise chaotic lives of some children – and you helped them look and feel more like their classmates.

Operation Backpack® was a success because our communities and official sponsors and corporate and community partners rallied together. Our sincere thanks to your commitment and generous hearts. You’ve empowered kids to succeed!

We wish all the school children and their teachers a safe, successful and happy school year.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners!

Oswald Companies
Buckeye Health Plan


We want to give a special acknowledgement our other official partners who made Operation Backpack® a huge success.

Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland 19 News
Marc's
Ohio Savings Bank

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Gray Television, Inc.
NBC 4 Stuff the Backpack
Union Home Mortgage



A sincere thank you all the individuals and companies who rallied together to support Operation Backpack® including those below:

11 Athletics Gym
A&Y Performance
Beam Dental
Bold Penguin
CAS
CCFI
Cleary Company
Columbus Medical Assoc. Foundation
Dental Care Plus
DSW Warehouse
E Informatics
Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport
Fitness Evolution Studio
Goddard School New Albany
Heritage Congregational Church
Hines
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Luxottica

Marketing Motivators
Maxim Healthcare Services
McGraw-Hill
Moo Moo Express Car Wash
MRR Law
Nationwide
Niagara Bottling
NICE inContact
Northwest Bible Church
Pennoni Associates Inc.
Progressive
Rocky River Presbyterian Church
Safe Auto
Schneider Electric
Sears
STANLEY Assembly Technologies
TGM Meadow View

  • 4,372

    backpacks donated to children in need in Ohio and Indiana

  • $35,351.87

    Amount of donations received to help buy backpacks and supplies

  • 90

    Number of drop-off locations

  • 937

    boxes of school supplies donated