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Uplifting All People

Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 119 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most under-served.

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  • Operation 20backpack 20campaign 20  20homepage

    Give Back. Give a Pack!

    Too many children are facing the coming school year with no backpack, notebook, pencils — basic supplies they need for school! It may be back-to-school season but many kids - who are homeless, living in foster care, or come from struggling families - lack even the basic supplies they need for class. Your gift to Operation Backpack 2015 will deliver school supplies to a child in need .... and provide vital services to give a deserving child a real chance in school and in life!

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  • Annual 20report 20  20homepage

    Helping More Than 2 Million People

    Our mission to help the most vulnerable was realized again this past year through the more than 2 million people we served. We recognize that in today’s world so many things seem uncertain. Every night you watch the news you are reminded of just how uncertain the world really is. And yet, one thing that is certain is that Volunteers of America will be shining a light on America’s most vulnerable in every community it touches nationwide.

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    A Moving Account of Alzheimer's

    As part of its ongoing work with people with Alzheimer’s and their families and caregivers, Volunteers of America is supporting the documentary, “I’ll Be Me,” chronicling Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour by being an exclusive nonprofit sponsor in the production, marketing and distribution of the film as well as developing educational and learning opportunities for families and care givers to learn more about dealing with Alzheimer’s.

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  • 2,000,000

    more than 2 million people helped annually

  • 110,000

    kids and young people given opportunities they could never have imagined

  • 21,000

    veterans whose lives we have helped improve

  • 35,000

    individuals and families impacted by incarceration helped

  • 15,000

    individuals with intellectual disabilities empowered to be independent and involved in their communities

  • 277,000

    older adults cared for, housed and loved

  • 83,000

    homeless individuals assisted

  • 25,000

    people housed in our 17,149 affordable housing units in 377 properties