Each year, thousands of homeless and at risk children in Northern California & Northern Nevada return to school without the basic supplies they need. You can make a difference in the lives of children in our community by being a part of Operation Backpack.
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Thank You for Supporting the BIG Day of Giving
In 24 hours, you raised $21,185 for the most vulnerable in our community! There are many individuals and families struggling in our community, but because of you, they are given a helping hand to rebuild their life. Thank you for supporting programs and services that address the root causes of homelessness and end the cycle of poverty right here in our community.
Join us for Operation Backpack 2015!
Each year, thousands of homeless and at risk children in Northern California & Northern Nevada return to school in August without the basic supplies they need. Starting July 13th, you can make a difference in the lives of children in our community by being a part of Operation Backpack.
Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada is proud to bring excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to children at our shelter programs through the Brightening Birthdays™ initiative. We hold birthday parties – complete with cake and presents – for children and families who have experienced homelessness. Those experiencing unstable housing issues so often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together, especially birthdays, and Brightening Birthdays helps change that.
Individuals and families sleep under a Volunteers of America roof each night in Northern California and Nevada