Continuing our annual tradition with Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Operation Backpack – the Hertzbach Volunteer Committee organized a drive and pulled together eight full backpacks for children ranging from Pre-K to high school. Additionally, several other boxes of supplies were collected. Operation Backpack is an initiative for our region’s most vulnerable children. Donations help provide backpacks, school supplies and funding for academic enrichment to more than 2000 homeless and underprivileged children in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Thanks to VOA Chesapeake, these backpacks will be distributed in time for the school year. To get involved with Operation Backpack, visit www.voachesapeake.org/backpack.