Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Give Back To Military Families This School Year
Updated | Samantha Cain
Operation Homefront Teams Up With Dollar Tree to Help Military Families
For the 12th consecutive school year, Operation Homefront is teaming up with Dollar Tree – which has storefronts in 48 states and 5 Canadian provinces – to launch the annual “Back-to-School Brigade” program.
The program is a nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign that, since its inception, has provided more than 350,000 backpacks full of supplies to military children.
Through August 22, you can purchase supplies at one of the 7,400 nationwide-participating Dollar Tree stores to then donate to Operation Homefront for distribution at one of the 120 “Back-to-School Brigade” events this summer.
To date, this program has helped save military families more than $50 million in school-related expenses. Operation Homefront president and CEO Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., said of this feat, “I am extremely proud of our amazing 12-year partnership with the Dollar Tree family and their caring customers as they help us support our military families by ensuring their kids are prepared to start a new school year in the Fall.”
There are a number of upcoming distribution events across the country for this year’s program. Visit the events page for all 2020 locations and applicable registrations.
Want to Volunteer to Help?
If you are interested in being a volunteer or supporter, there are multiple ways to get involved. You can set up a collection bin at your office, store, church, or school for supplies or gift cards. Signage is provided by the program; simply contact your local field office through this link.
Becoming a pick-up or distributing volunteer in your area is also a helpful option; go here to set up a volunteer account and get more information.
Lastly, you can simply make a tax-deductible donation to Operation Homefront which will go to help military families through this Back-to-School Brigade initiative or other programs.
Who Is Operation Homefront?
Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit founded in 2002, supports tens of thousands of military families each year by providing financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family services.
Samantha Cain has 10 years of experience as a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in a variety of topics such as higher education, personal finance, event planning, DIY projects, and military life. She holds a BA in English, is working towards an MS in Higher Education, and has been a military spouse for eight years. Having lived on a number of overseas military bases, she brings a unique perspective to her writing and strives to provide quality and beneficial information to the military community.