Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and Wounded Warriors, has announced its annual Back-to-School Brigade program to collect school supplies for military kids.
Across the nation, Operation Homefront, and its organizations and volunteers will begin collecting donated school supplies, along with monetary donations, that they will distribute to the children of service members at the beginning of the school year in the fall.
Dollar Tree, a national sponsor of Operation Homefront, will be a collection point for back to school supplies for military children from July 9 to Aug. 6. The nearest Dollar Tree locations are:
- 894 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore
- 771 Montauk Highway, West Babylon
- 40 Deer Shore Sq, North Babylon
“Our military neighbors do so much for us that we are honored to give back in this small way," said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson.
This year marks the sixth annual campaign by Operation Homefront to give the children of military families the opportunity to start school with all the supplies they need to be successful. Anyone interested in helping military kids can go to the website by clicking here or check them out on Facebook to learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation.