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Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc

Operation Backpack 2024

You can help provide backpacks, school supplies and funding for academic enrichment to more than 4,000 homeless and underprivileged children in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina!
raised of US$50,000 target
Closes on 01/09/2024
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By giving today, you can ensure that underprivileged youth across Maryland, Virginia, and DC have the brand-new backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms they need to succeed.

Thanks to amazing supporters like YOU, Operation Backpack made a huge impact last year, raising $34,000 in monetary donations and gathering $60,000 in supply donations to provide 3,000 students backpacks, supplies, school uniforms, healthy meals, transportation assistance, and utility assistance so they can be successful all year-round!

This year for Operation Backpack, we need your help once more if we are to meet the needs of our regions' most vulnerable students.

From July 1 to the end of August, our goal is to raise $50,000 in monetary donations and collect $70,000 in supply donations to support 4,000 students.

Operation Backpack is only made possible by giving hearts like yours. Can we count on you for support?

* $20 provides a student a healthy meal to power their mind.

* $40 provides a full tank of gas for a student & their family.

* $50 provides a new backpack filled with supplies for a child.

* $100 ensures a child has fresh school uniforms.

* $100 provides a week of groceries for a student & their family.

* $100 provides home heating for a student & their family.

* $150 provides a child a completed backpack AND school uniforms.

* $300 funds summer camp for a child.

To learn more about all the ways you can get involved this year, visit

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About the charity

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas inspires self-sufficiency, dignity and hope by providing housing, health and human services to those in need across Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas.

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