Operation Backpack doesn’t just end when school begins. Our goal is to support our children year-round to ensure they excel in class. One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the effect it has on a child’s education. Homeless and low-income children are 50% more likely to perform poorly on tests, be held back or drop out of school than their settled classmates. By donating to the Operation Backpack fund you help us provide tutors, after school activities, enrichment trips and updated technology to assist the more than 2,000 children we serve. Your support allows us to increase our capacity to care by supporting the schools our children attend and facilitating community involvement in educational advancement.
Click the links below to learn more about the children and communities we serve:
Pratt Street Transitional Housing – Baltimore, MD
Irvington Woods Supportive Housing – Baltimore, MD
Eastern Avenue Supportive Housing – Seat Pleasant, MD
Loudoun Homeless Services Center – Leesburg, VA
Opportunities for Growth Housing – Prince George’s County, MD
Supportive Services for Veterans and Families – Alexandria, VA