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Uplifting All People

Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 120 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most under-served.

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    Give Back. Give a Pack!

    This school year, there are children who won't have the basic supplies they need to keep up in class. Operation Backpack 2016 — and you — can make a big difference. Give now to fill a backpack with supplies so an underprivileged child can be prepared for school. You'll give a child a real chance to succeed in school and in life, or a struggling family a chance to get back on their feet! Please give your back-to-school gift today.

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    The Seniors Action Network

    No social change has ever taken place without the energy and perseverance of movements and advocates. And that is why we are part of the Seniors Action Network, a grassroots movement organized to give America's seniors and their advocates a greater voice in public policy.

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    The Difference Kindness Makes

    Get inspired by profiles of our employees who are living their faith through service—and meet some of the veterans, seniors and struggling families whose lives they’ve transformed. Read on or sign up for our Living Their Faith updates to celebrate the victories that faithful service is making possible for our neighbors in need.

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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