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 children in South Jersey by starting a collection at your workplace 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 your 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
500 Route 73 South, Marlton
Volunteer Center of South Jersey
1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell
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
301 Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill
Center For Family Services
108 Somerdale Road, Voorhees
584 Benson Street, Camden
Thank you to our Operation Backpack sponsors:
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