Operation Backpack

Celebrate 15 Years of Impact with Operation Backpack!

Join us in commemorating a decade and a half of supporting Michigan students. Your $15 donation can help us continue to change lives and provide essential supplies for their success.

Students who have the necessary supplies, such as pencils, notebooks, and backpacks, are better prepared to engage in classroom activities and complete assignments. Without these supplies, children may struggle to keep up with their peers and may experience stress and anxiety that can negatively impact their academic performance. Furthermore, students who lack appropriate school supplies may feel embarrassed or ashamed, which can affect their self-esteem and motivation to succeed. Providing students with the necessary school supplies can help level the playing field and give every student an equal opportunity to succeed academically.

Your kindness can shine in making sure students 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.

Operation Backpack® 2024 Sign Up

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There are many ways that you, family, friends, and colleagues can participate in Operation Backpack® and help a child in need:

Purchase Supplies

Shop & Drop Off (see below):
Purchase items from our supply list on your own and drop them off at the VOAMI Southfield office at 21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 306, Southfield, MI 48076. Drop-offs will take place August 5-9, 2024.

All supplies must be dropped off at our Southfield location or mailed directly to the office.

Shop at Our Online Store

We partner with Roonga™ to make shopping convenient. You can purchase grade-specific supply kits or pre-filled backpacks. The items purchased through this storefront will shipped directly to us at our office in time for the first day of school.

More Ways to Get Involved


Can’t participate? Consider donating! Your support and monetary donations are critical in changing the lives of our most vulnerable students across the state. You have the power to make our world a better place and give at-risk and homeless students a chance.


You have the chance to make a difference and be a part of something bigger! By sponsoring Operation Backpack® you provide support for VOAMI to make it happen. Don’t miss our Backpack Buddy sponsor opportunity for children to help support their peers!


You can personally sort and pack backpacks, and even write notes of encouragement to set children up for success. Operation Backpack® relies on the kindness of individuals just like you to make the biggest impact possible.

Stay tuned, volunteer opportunities will be available soon.


You can organize
a local drive and
invite your friends
and colleagues to
participate by donating
school supplies and
backpacks using our
supply lists as a guide.
Want to save some
time? You can also
purchase supply kits
on our online store above.


Want to learn more? Contact us!
Phone: (248) 864-7623 • opbk@voami.org

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