15th Annual Operation Backpack

St. Vincent Catholic Charities Launches 15th Annual Backpack Drive for Children in Need

 St. Vincent Catholic Charities is launching its 15th annual Operation Backpack school supply drive for children in need and is challenging the community to donate 1,000 backpacks filled with needed supplies.

“Delta Dental of Michigan is committed to building brighter futures in the communities we serve,” said Carmen L. Argersinger, Corporate Citizenship Specialist for Delta Dental. “Supporting youth and education is a vital part of that commitment. We are proud to support Operation Backpack, providing local children with the supplies they need to be successful in school.”

The campaign runs from July 9 to August 13. Donations of backpacks and school supplies will be collected by community partners across the Greater Lansing area and donated to children served by STVCC’s programs which include Foster Care, Adoption, Counseling Services, Refugee Resettlement, Immigration Law Clinic and the residential, therapeutic, Children’s Home.

Operation Backpack is co-chaired by community leaders Brig Sorber, the Executive Chairman of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and Goran Jurkovic, the COO of Delta Dental. Additional community sponsors include WILX TV-10, Capital Area District Libraries (CADL) and Buffalo Wild Wings. Capitol National Bank and Chick-fil-A return as community partners.

“For 70 years, STVCC has served the most vulnerable children and families in our community,” said STVCC’s CEO, Andrea Seyka. “With the help of our generous sponsors and donors, making sure children have the academic tools they need is one of the many ways STVCC is able to provide help and create hope.”

Backpacks and supplies can be donated at the following locations:

  • Vincent Catholic Charities: 2800 Willow St., Lansing, MI, 48917
  • WILX-TV Channel 10: 500 American Rd., Lansing, MI 48912
  • TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – Corporate Office: 3400 Belle Chase Way, Lansing, MI 48911
  • TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: 1200 Keystone Ave., Lansing, MI 48911
  • Capital Area District Libraries – Downtown: 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
  • Capital Area District Libraries – Haslett: 1590 Franklin St., Haslett, MI 48840
  • Capital Area District Libraries – Mason: 145 West Ash St., Mason, MI 48854
  • Capital Area District Libraries – Okemos: 4321 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
  • Capital Area District Libraries – South Lansing: 3500 South Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910
  • Capitol National Bank – Lansing: 200 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI
  • Capitol National Bank – Okemos: 4792 Marsh Rd, Okemos, MI 48864

For a full list of school supplies, visit www.stvcc.org/operation-backpack.

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