Volunteers in America

Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America will be collecting supplies for school backpacks for homeless and foster youth through July 26. Filled backpacks will be distributed to children in Volunteers of America shelters and homeless programs, partnering agencies, and to schools by district homeless liaisons. For a list of grade-specific school materials, visit OperationBackpackBayArea.org. Donations can be dropped off at Mike's Auto Body locations throughout the East Bay, including 2260 Via De Mercados and 2001 Fremont St., in Concord; 2288 N. Main St., Walnut Creek; and 3430 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.