Operation Backpack

Dylen Adjoyi, 12, looks through the stocked backpack he received through Operation Backpack. (Credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Provide Stocked Backpacks To Thousands Of Students In Need

As parents began their back-to-school shopping, countless families were in need of donations as they lacked the money to buy school supplies.

08/14/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Volunteers Of America Helps Homeless Kids Get Ready For School With Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America is trying to get thousands of children living in homeless shelters across New York City ready for school with Operation Backpack.

08/11/2014

Stack of Backpacks Put Together By Operation Backpack Volunteers (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Ready Thousands Of Backpacks Loaded With School Supplies For City Students

Hundreds of volunteers have been busy putting together thousands of packs, which will be handed out to kids living in homeless or domestic violence shelters throughout the five boroughs.

08/15/2012

Operation Backpack (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Of America Helps Homeless Children Get School Supplies, Backpacks

As school comes to end for the summer, many are not even thinking about next school year. But there is an organization in the city that is and with good reason.

06/26/2011