Operation Backpack is an effort to supply underserved students in grades 1-12 that live in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain with school supplies. We are asking for the public to donate items such as backpacks, pens, pencils, notebook, rulers, crayons, calculators, glue, markers, lunch boxes, folders, binders, book covers, locks and more. Our goal is to provide backpacks filled with supplies to 400 students. Students can go to any school (BPS, Metco, private, etc) but they MUST be residents of areas listed above.
Donations will be accepted on the following dates from 2-4pm (locations TBD):
For more donation information or if you know of any children that could benefit from Operation Backpack, please contact United Sisters of Color at 888.512.3120 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UnitedSistasofColor