This year the United Methodist Women’s Campaign for Children expects to serve 575 local students getting ready for school through the Operation Backpack program.
The Community Action Center identifies eligible families with children 4-18 years old for invitation to select their backpack and receive the appropriate set of supplies, required by their school. This year backpacks will be offered to 4 year-olds enrolled in a preschool program (Head Start, school-based program, nursery school, etc.)
The distribution occurs in less than four weeks. Registration, or certification, for assistance by Operation Backpack is currently underway at the CAC, with August 5th and August 8th reserved for special recertification visits, prior to the deadline of August 10.
Tax deductible monetary donations for the program may be directed to Operation Backpack, P.O. Box 804, Northfield MN 55057. We appreciate the support of other local churches, businesses, organizations, donors and volunteers who help to offer this program.
For more information on registration, please call the CAC at 507.664.3550.