Operation Backpack®

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Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack®  is our initiative to fill in the gap for our region’s most vulnerable children. From July 1, 2024 to September 7, 2024 your donations will help provide brand-new backpacks and school supplies to 4,000+ homeless and underprivileged children in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.  

We know that it takes more than supplies for kids and young adults to have the support they need to do well in school. That’s why Operation Backpack® also raises funds to address other barriers to long-term success including academic enrichment opportunities, computers, school uniforms, grocery store gift cards and gas cards. Together, we can help ensure these children achieve success despite their circumstances. 

Last year, we raised $38,600 and gathered over $61,000 in supplies
to support 3,000 students!

Our 2024 Operation Backpack®  goal is collect enough backpacks & supplies to support 4,000+ students, and raise $50,000 to provide additional supports to youth who are most vulnerable. 

Supplies will be provided to students from low-income families in our programs as well as partnering Title 1 schools and organizations that support youth in the DMV area and North Carolina. To learn more about our family-based programs, click the button below. 

For questions, please contact Christle Baker-Gill at cbaker-gill@voaches.org.

Be a Sponsor

We’re actively looking for 2024 Operation Backpack® sponsors! To learn more and become an Official Sponsor, click the button below!

Make a Donation 

Your monetary donation will help us provide backpacks, school supplies, computers, and additional support to low-income students and their families. 

Start a Fundraising Team

Create your own fundraising page and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to help you reach your goal on our JustGiving page! 

Donate Backpacks & Supplies

Make an impact in the life of a youth in need by delivering brand-new backpacks & school supplies to a drop site location near you! 

Start A Supply Drive 

Organize a back-to-school drive at your company, club, school, or place of worship to support the campaign. Learn more about supply drive and sign up using the button below. 

Our 2024 Partners

Our 2024 Sponsors

Operation Backpack® Champion Sponsor ($10,000)

Brighter Future Sponsor ($5,000)

Rally for Learning Sponsor ($2,500)

School Spirit Sponsor ($1,000)

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

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