Having a Backpack Helps Kids in Need Succeed! You can get us to our goal of providing 12,000 filled backpack this year.
Operation Backpack Homepage
EVERY CHILD SHOULD START THEIR SCHOOL YEAR WITH A NEW FILLED BACKPACK!
Helping is as easy as A-B-C!
A) A GIFT CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR IN PERSON Donate individually in any amount or use our simple online tools to create a Fundraising Team for your office, club or group. You can also shop and Fill a Pack you purchase with Grade specific school supplies and Drop them off at a location near you. (2018 locations coming soon)
B) BE A STAR & VOLUNTEER We need Volunteers to help in the office and the community to pick-up items, collect or sort. Just contact one of our regional offices below.
C) CREATE COMPANY ENGAGEMENT Consider helping the campaign by providing bulk items such as art sets or flash drives. Your company or group can also hold a collection drive.
NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU PARTICIPATE WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Feel free to contact us at any time and also use the "tool kit" to help promote Operation Backpack to your friends, family and co-workers!
PLANNING FOR 2018 IS UNDERWAY
To Join Us please contact your Regional VOAncnn office:
Bay Area: Cynthia Shane Smith,
CSmith@voa-ncnn.org or (510) 325-1107
Greater Sacramento: Elyse Duenas, EDuenas@voa-ncnn.org or (916) 265-3978
Reno-Sparks, NV: Linda Grace,
LGrace@voa-ncnn.org or (775) 322-7143
thank you to all that made operation backpack 2017 a success, especially our sponsors
KIDS CARE DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS
~Jackson Properties ~ Maximus Foundation ~Maximus Inc ~ 106.5 The End
~ Entercom Communications ~ Marquee Media
And to our community partners that held collection drives:
Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics
106.5 The End
Bozzuto & Company Insurance
Jones Lang LaSalle
CA Dept of HR/Personal Management Division
UCD Medical Center
Granite Bay Area NCL
Deloitte Consulting Offices
Sutter Health Vascular Surgery
Sai Center of Sacramento & Sai Seva Sadan
Schetter Electric, Inc.
Dept of Child Support Services
Best, Best & Krieger
Northern California TRACON
Bay Area Mechanical
National Charity League
Sutter Health (25 locations)
Washington Lodge #20 F.&A.M.Sutter General
Bank of America (30 locations)
John O Bronson
Accenture Credit Services
California Bankers Association
UC Davis Cardiovascular Dept
Dublin Elementary EDCC
UC Davis Health System
Ambulatory Nurse Gov. Council
Sutter Shared Services
Bank of the West
Sierra Heating and Cooling
Wells Fargo Advisors
1st Northern Cal. Credit Union
La Quinta Inn
Sams Club Sacramento
Sutter Alhambra Family Center
Prime Shine, Inc. (19 locations)
Healthy Start Family Res. Center
Great Basin Credit Union
AMR Contra Costa
Sutter Auburn Faith
AND MANY MORE!
What is Operation Backpack?
Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need.
With your help, Operation Backpack® is able to provide thousands of backpacks, grade specific school supplies, and a variety of support services to homeless, at-risk and foster children from Pre-school to High School levels throughout the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area, and Reno regions. Together, we are helping children learn and thrive in school, stay in school, and build a bright future.
Participate in Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack® and help children in need be prepared and excited for their first day of school!