Operation Backpack® Needs You!
This year, there is an even greater need for supplies due to many families being out of work. With Operation Backpack®, community partners from across the state come together to ensure that children who are already facing enough at home, don’t have to worry about feeling like a homeless kid on the first day of school. With the right supplies and a backpack that fits them perfectly, fellow students will see them as peers rather than the poor or homeless kid. More importantly, it is proven they will have a higher rate of success in the classroom and learn more.
With children schooling from home, they aren’t able to borrow supplies from a classmate or teacher. Your kindness can shine in making sure they have their own supplies and everything they need to learn. Not only would your kindness be helping children, but you would also help struggling parents breathe a sigh of relief.
To ensure the safety and health of our volunteers we will not have a volunteer sort week this year. But, have no fear! There are multiple ways that you, family, friends, and colleagues can help a child in need.