ABOUT YMCA OPERATION BACKPACK

YMCA's across the Greater Houston area are gearing up to provide school supplies for children in our communities. The children you help through this project will be filled with hope, joy and excitement as they start the school year. Your investment will provide these children the opportunity to start school with the tools 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! 
 

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Please follow the simple steps outlined below as you make purchases for this gift.

What to do:

1) Purchase a new backpack. Go to your local retail store and purchase a new backpack for an elementary or middle school-aged child. 
2) Buy school supplies and put them in the backpack. 
3) Write a note of encouragement to the child and place it in the backpack. 
4) Drop off the completed backpack at your local YMCA or participating sponsor location.
5) Enjoy the feeling of making a difference in the life of a child!