Operation Backpack kicks off the first week in June 10th and donations should be dropped off by Wednesday, July 31 at the Volunteers of America of Illinois office located at:
47 W. Polk Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
You and your group; company, church, or organization can get involved and collect backpacks. For more information and to receive materials to share with others, please email Bridget Hickey by clicking Here.
You can also call the Operation Backpack Hotline at 312-564-2434. Call today to get started!
Groups that collect Backpacks are also invited to take part by volunteering at our Back to School giveaway events in August! Also, if your company or team is interested in sponsoring backpacks for some of our children, please call to inquire about a corporate sponsorship.
If you would like to give a special first day of school treat, please feel free to include fun items, such as stickers, colorful book covers, or fun pencil cases with your backpack donation.