Operation Homefront Offers Free School Supplies for Military Families
Operation Homefront is a non-profit that provides financial assistance, housing programs, and caregiver support to families in the military. The Back-to-School Brigade® was established over twelve years ago in partnership with Dollar Tree. Since then, the program has been able to collect, organize, and donate $50M in school supplies to nearly 400,000 military families!
Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade® 2021 events are now open for registration, meaning military families around the country can register to receive a backpack full of back-to-school goodies. Visit their event page to register for a Back-to-School Brigade® location near you. (Eligibility requirements vary, so be sure to take a peek at them prior to registering.)
Want to Help?
The Back-to-School Brigade® and Operation Homefront are always looking for supporters. Here’s how you can help:
- Establish a donation bin at your office, church, store, or school. Contact your local field office for signage!
- Help distribute supplies in your area.
- Transport donated school supplies to your local Back-to-School Brigade® hub.
- Make a tax-deductible monetary donation which will be used for the Back-to-School Brigade® or other Operation Homefront programs such as Caregiver Retreats or Holiday Meals for Military.
More Back-to-School Support
Discounts and Benefits
If you know where to look, you’ll find a ton of back-to-school benefits specific to military families. Retailers like Old Navy, Kohl’s, and Columbia offer military discounts which are perfect to use on those new school clothes. Dell’s 10% off for military families can make back-to-school technology more affordable. And the DoD even offers an online tutoring program.
There’s an App for That!
There is no shortage of apps on the market which are geared towards helping school aged children with homework and assignments. From apps that create custom flashcards to an interactive periodic table, there’s definitely an app for every need. Check out these ten educational apps that provide the perfect amount of back-to-school support.