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Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Give Back To Military Families This School Year

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Operation Homefront Teams Up With Dollar Tree to Help Military Families

For the 13th consecutive school year, Operation Homefront is teaming up with Dollar Tree – which has 130 events across the US this year– 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 450,000 backpacks full of supplies to military children.

From mid-July through August, you can purchase supplies at one of the 7,600 nationwide-participating Dollar Tree stores to then donate to Operation Homefront for distribution at one of the 130 “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., commented, “As the pandemic continues to create significant and often overwhelming financial hardships on our military families, the entire Dollar Tree family shares our unwavering commitment to helping this very special and deserving group in their time of need for all they have done for all of us in our nation’s time of need.”

There are a number of upcoming distribution events across the country for this year’s program. Visit the events page for all 2021 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.

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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.