Operation Backpack®

operation backpack logo with two kids standing with bakcpacks

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack® is our annual initiative to fill in the gap for our region’s most vulnerable children. Thanks to community members like you, Operation Backpack® successfully gathered enough backpacks and school supplies to support 3,000+ homeless and underprivileged children in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina. Together, we can help ensure these children achieve success despite their circumstances.

Supplies were provided to students from low-income families in our programs as well as partnering Title 1 schools in the DMV area.


We had more than 40 supply drive partners this year – a record number! Although we are no longer accepting new supply drive partners for 2023, if you are a company/organization or individual who is looking for ways to make an impact, you can still help!

Operation Backpack® is more than a supply drive campaign. 

We know that academic success can’t be achieved by providing school supplies alone. Kids and their families have needs throughout the year that impact how well a child does in school and beyond. This year’s Operation Backpack® goal was to raise $50,000 to support underlying needs underserved kids have throughout the year.

You can be the hope a young boy or girl needs to realize their full potential by giving online. Your dollars will help to provide year-round support including . . .

  • after school learning opportunities
  • gift cards for school uniforms so kids always have clean clothes for learning
  • grocery store gift cards so children have nutritious food for growing minds
  • gas cards so struggling parents can transport their children to opportunities

To give now, click the button below.

Interested in partnering with us in 2024? Email cbaker-gill@voaches.org to learn more.


Our 2023 Partners

Our 2023 Sponsors

Brighter Future Sponsor

Dress for Success Sponsor

To learn more about Operation Backpack®,
please contact Christle Baker-Gill at cbaker-gill@voaches.org.

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