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!
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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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.
Volunteers of America is proud to be a sponsor of The Summit: World Change through Faith & Justice, convened by Sojourners, a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. Volunteers of America President Mike King will be part of a panel on moral injury on Friday, June 19. At The Summit, select leaders from a variety of sectors will meet to discuss, strategize, and create opportunities to act on some of the most pressing issues in our nation and world.
more than 2 million people helped annually
kids and young people given opportunities they could never have imagined
veterans whose lives we have helped improve
individuals and families impacted by incarceration helped
individuals with intellectual disabilities empowered to be independent and involved in their communities
older adults cared for, housed and loved
homeless individuals assisted
people housed in our 17,149 affordable housing units in 377 properties