A devastating consequence of family homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. Volunteers of America Southeast has responded to this important community need by offering Operation Backpack®.
Currently there are thousands of kids in Uniti’s market footprint who call a shelter "home" and most are school age. A new backpack full of new supplies can make the difference between a child being excited to go to school and not wanting to go at all. It also relieves the family of an expense they cannot afford.
The success of Operation Backpack® relies 100% on support from the community in the form of financial underwriting, donations of product and services, and spreading the word to engage others in the campaign. You can help a child in need succeed!