Operation Backpack®

Operation Backpack® connects children in need with a new backpack filled with grade-specific school supplies.

At the end of every summer, children in your community are beginning their race toward educational success…

A full mile away from the starting line.

When a family is living paycheck to paycheck, children learn to make do with what they have-- even if that means returning to school without the supplies they need to succeed.

But this year won’t be that way. Because this year there’s you… and Operation Backpack®.

It’s not just about paper, pens, or binders-- it’s about giving the gift of opportunity in school and life that many children will not receive otherwise.

Your donation to Operation Backpack isn’t a gift -- it’s a game changer.

We are so grateful for all of the support we've received for Operation Backpack 2022. School supplies are an ongoing need and if you'd like to provide assistance into the school year you can donate directly and let us shop for supplies for the students here.

Shop our wish list!

Shop Amazon and have the items delivered directly to our door: wish list

Host a drive!

Collect supplies with your community or as an individual. Check the wish lists below to see the school supplies kids need, and deliver them directly to our Donation Center:

235 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ 08107

For more details call Alexis Degan at 856-854-4660 x 166 or email at adegan@voadv.org.

Thank you to our partners for supporting Operation Backpack: