Often, children who do not have the proper school supplies are too ashamed to admit it and end up falling behind.  Students cannot do their best if they do not have the right tools. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as help the students approach the beginning of the school year with a greater sense of confidence and hope.

Operation Backpack provides registered Calvert children with a backpack filled with new school supplies and a new, age-appropriate book.  To date, 1,115 Calvert County children have participated in the Operation Backpack Program.