Help Us Reach Our 2013 Goal of 55,000 Backpacks


YMCA Operation Backpack

Help Kids Make the Grade!

YMCAs across the Greater Houston area are gearing up to provide school supplies for children in our communities. Your investment provides these children the opportunity to start school with the resources to be successful. Many willing hearts are needed to assist with this project. Help the YMCA make a difference in the life of a child. Donate a backpack filled with school supplies and change a life!


Please follow these simple steps to make a backpack donation:

Purchase a new backpack for an elementary or middle school aged child at your local retail store.

Buy school supplies and put them in the backpack. Click here for a list of recommended school supplies.

Write a note of encouragement to the child and place it in the backpack.

Return completed backpacks to your local YMCA, Shoe Carnival or participating H-E-B locations between July 18 - August 11, 2013.


*If you cannot donate a completed backpack, you can drop off any school supplies at any Y in the Houston area or participating sponsor locations.

Our Partners

YMCA of Greater Houston KSBJ

Our Sponsors

Shoe Carnival
 The Home Depot
Visionworks Kidde