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Operation Backpack


Operation Backpack is a community wide campaign to provide new backpacks filled with new school supplies at the start of the school year to disadvantaged children in southern New Jersey.

With support from local businesses, schools, universities, community groups, and individuals, Operation Backpack provides students (pre-k through college) with the supplies they need for the start of the school year. 

Together, we believe the children in our community can succeed in school and we recognize that being prepared increases confidence and the desire to do well. Join us in changing the odds for disadvantaged children by starting a collection at your workplace, school, or church, making a monetary donation for backpacks or supplies, or volunteering your time sorting and filling backpacks.  Get involved in Operation Backpack and help to improve the chances for success for children in our community.

There are many ways to get involved:

  • Donate Online - Click here!
  • Start a collection or become a sponsor. Email Mary Beth or call 856.964.1990 x130 for more info.
  • Drop off new backpacks to any of our drop-off sites listed below by August 16th.
  • Purchase an item from our Amazon Wish List!
  • Volunteer for backpack sorting on 8/18, 8/19, or 8/20. Email Annie or call 856.964.1990 x398 for more info.

For more information, download:

Fill backpacks with any of the following new school supplies:

new backpacks  ♦  pencils ♦ pens ♦ crayons  ♦  markers  ♦  marble notebooks  ♦  folders
highlighters ♦ calculators ♦ erasers ♦ glue sticks ♦ pencil cases ♦ scissors
spiral notebooks  ♦  colored pencils  ♦  rulers  ♦  book sox  ♦  binders


Drop off donations to any of the following locations:

Cherry Hill Mall
Guest Services Center
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill                                                                                                                                             

The Promenade at Sagemore                                                                                                                                
Concierge’s Desk
500 Route 73 South, Marlton

Volunteer Center of South Jersey
1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell

Old Navy
Deptford & Sewell

Susquehanna Bank Offices
Any NJ Susquehanna Bank Branch

Abco Federal Credit Union
690 Beverly-Rancocas Road, Willingboro                                                                                                                                                                      

Moorestown, Deptford, & Voorhees                                                      

Atrium Executive Center
3000 Atrium Way, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel

Courier Post
301 Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill

Center For Family Services
108 Somerdale Road, Voorhees
584 Benson Street, Camden 

Thank you to our Operation Backpack sponsors:








Donate to Operation Backpack

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  • $25

    New backpack

  • $45

    New backpack filled with school supplies

  • $75

    New backpack, school supplies, and school uniforms

  • New backpack, school supplies, uniform, shoes

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