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Operation Backpack School Supply Lists

Every backpack given to a child through Operation Backpack is filled with supplies according to the child's grade. For example, high-schoolers get a dictionary, thesaurus and calculator along with all the other usual school supplies. The youngest children receive water colors, washable markers, hand sanitizer, tissues and all the supplies they need. Children who might be preparing to take geometry receive a protractor, compass and graphing paper. All backpacks and supplies are new.

Please consider donating a filled backpack or two. If you have children of your own, consider engaging them in the process. Choose a grade, download the supply list and fill a backpack! Be sure to label it with the appropriate grade (click on printable supply checklists below) and if you are missing any supplies, please note that on the label so we can add them.

We are always short on certain supplies, and would particularly appreciate donations of academic planners, calculators, USBs and subject dividers.

If you would like to also organize an Operation Backpack drive - at your company, club, camp, school, or place of worship, please contact us.

To learn more, contact James Wynn at 301.459.2020 or jwynn@VOAches.org.