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This time we mean business!

Last year, we kicked off Operation Backpack for the fist time at our affiliate. We were able to raise more than $10,000 and collect 1,000 backpacks for the homeless and low-income children we serve. The success of our program allowed us to partner with other nonprofit organizations to help them increase their capacity to care for children throughout the Greater Washington DC area.

This summer we’re back at it and we mean business!

In addition to our collections we’re focusing on on children both inside and outside of the classroom. Funds raised this year will support enrichment trips, after school tutoring, and success incentives. Homeless and low-income children have 50% the proficiency rate in math and reading as their settled classmates, as part of our charge to care for these children we want to close the gap by focusing on math, science, reading and The Arts.

These are ambitious goals and we need the help of our corporate partners to make this year’s campaign a success. We’ve already secured the support of Office Basics, Clear Channel Radio and Modell’s Sporting Goods. Visit our website or email our Vice President of Development James Wynn (JWynn@voaches.org) to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in need!

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