Operation Homefront, Dollar Tree Collecting School Supplies for Military Children
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Summer fun is in full swing, but students across the Triangle will soon hear the familiar school bell ring when students return to the classroom in August. In anticipation of school supply needs, Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces for the ninth year to collect school supplies for military children through the national nonprofit’s Back-to-School Brigade. The supplies can be purchased by customers at Dollar Tree stores and placed in collection boxes in each store through Aug. 10.
Dollar Tree has several stores in the Triangle, including those located at North New Hope Road, Western Boulevard, Fayetteville Street and Glenwood Avenue.
Operation Homefront will distribute the supplies to military children at more than 50 Back-to-School Brigade expos and at numerous additional local community partner events across the nation in July and August. Since 2008, Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade has distributed more than a quarter-million backpacks — each accompanied by school supplies — to military children. The national nonprofit will give away its 300,000th backpack this summer.
For more information about how to support the Back-to-School Brigade, visit operationhomefront.org/backtoschool.
Source: Operation Homefront