Operation Backpack 2012

Posted by Tara Dunsmore in Back-to-School, Blog, giving Back on Sat, Aug 18, 2012

I stumbled upon this website this afternoon while searching for local events and I immediately knew I needed to share it with all of our parents. I feel so blessed to have the safety and security of knowing my son will always have a warm bed to sleep in and the education he needs to succeed in life. I can’t imagine how a parent who is unable to have that security must feel. Here is at least one way we can give back:


According to Operation Backpack, “thousands of children live in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia’s homeless and domestic violence shelters. One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education.  Homeless children are more likely to have behavioral issues which ultimately may lead to higher dropout rates. These children need school supplies and supportive services for the upcoming school year. You can help!”

Drop Off School Supplies

Volunteers of America, Chesapeake Chapter is hosting Operation Backpack Drop in the Washington DC metro area. You can drop off school supplies or backpacks at 20 locations throughout Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. For a full list of locations, click here. Just be sure to use the grade-specific shopping lists for the much needed supplies.

For additional ways you can help support this cause, please visit the Volunteers of America Chesapeake website.

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About Tara Dunsmore

Tara is a single mom from Frederick, Maryland just trying to keep up with her crazy life. When she's not at the park with her Boo Boo you can find her either at her day job right here at Tots2Tweens or at her second job as a Jamberry Independent Consultant. Tara spends her days at Tots2Tweens searching for fun family activities and interesting content to share with our readers. Events, recipes, parenting articles and resources…if you live in MD/DC/VA/PA Tots2Tweens is the place to find it. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest and Facebook sharing her finds with our followers. Tara also volunteers her time as the Administrative Coordinator for the charitable photographer's network, Shoots for a Cure.You can read more about Tara's crazy life on her blog i heart my crazy life or follow her on twitter: @heartmycrzylife.

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