Operation collecting supplies for military children

Published 10:24 am Saturday, July 17, 2010

NEWPORT NEWS—Operation Homefront-Hampton Roads is collecting new school supplies for military children through its Back-to-School Brigade program.

Items needed include backpacks, spiral notebooks, notebook paper, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, rulers, colored pencils, calculators, erasers and more.

The Hampton Roads Chapter hopes to donate 1,200 backpacks locally.

To donate, contact Anita Fletcher at 757-806-6150 or Anita.Fletcher@operationhomefront.net.

If interested in contributing, you may sponsor a child’s backpack for $35 by visiting www.operationhomefront.net and clicking on the “Donate Now” button. Specify “Back-to-School Brigade program” in the comments.