July 7 - July 25
Did you know that the number of homeless children in Sacramento would fill more than 90 school buses?
Operation Backpack aims to remove one simple challenge for homeless and at-risk students by providing backpacks stuffed with school supplies they need. A backpack seems like such a small thing, but to the children served, it makes a big difference.
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About Operation Backpack
Thousands of homeless children go back to school each year without any school supplies. Since 2005, Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada and its community partners have donated more than 17,000 backpacks to students in need.
While Operation Backpack began as a drive to collect backpacks and school supplies for the children of Volunteers of America clients, it has since expanded to provide for youth served by many of our fellow social-service agencies, as well as school districts, throughout Northern California.