Operation Backpack® Needs You

Operation Backpack Needs You!

Without you, homeless children across Michigan will have to face their first day back to school without the proper supplies to succeed. Can we count on your support?


One of the most devastating consequences of family homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. The stigma of being homeless weighs heavily on these children in their school and peer groups. When they arrive at school without a backpack or proper supplies, they are seen by others as different rather than as a potential new friend.

Operation Backpack® is the back-to-school drive that collects and distributes new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to thousands of homeless and at-risk children across the state of Michigan. A new, full backpack is not only thrilling to the children who receive, but can make all the difference in their self-confidence and their school performance.


Your support and donations are critical pieces to changing the lives of our most vulnerable students across the state.

Operation Backpack® would not be here without you.

You have the power to make our world a better place and give at-risk and homeless students a chance. Join us today! 

Briana Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (248) 204-6042
volunteers@voami.org
  • 1,607

    Backpacks

  • 246

    Donors & Volunteers

  • 633

    Hours Served

  • $54,513

    Impact Value