Operation Backpack Donation Collection


Montclair resident Kimya Nilsen is continuing her Operation Backpack fundraiser event once again this year.  The Volunteers of America hold a drive to collect filled backpacks for 20,000+ kids living in homeless and domestic violence shelters. This year, she is partnering with The Junior League of Montclair- Newark, Inc. to expand their reach and impact. Backpacks will also be given to New Jersey children living in foster care.
Backpacks will be collected through August 2nd. Simply buy a backpack and fill it with the items from the supply list for that grade, available here. Monetary donations can be made via their Crowdrise campaign here.
Backpacks can be dropped off at the following locations:

YMCA of Montclair
Park Street Branch - 25 Park Street, Montclair
Open: Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
973-744-3400 | montclairymca.org
YMCA of Montclair
Geyer Branch - 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair
Open: Monday -Thursday 7:30am-8:30pm; Friday 7:30am-6:30pm;
Saturday - 8:30am-3:30pm; Sunday - 9:30am-2:00pm
Bloomfield Public Library - 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield
Open: Monday - Wednesday 10-8; Thursday & Friday 10-5
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
973-566-6200 | www.bplnj.org
Cornerstone Montclair - 198 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10:30-6; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-4;
973-337-2388 | www.cornerstonemontclair.com
Cedar Grove Library - One Municipal Plaza,, Cedar Grove
Open: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9-8; Wednesday and Friday 9-5
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
Dana Library @ Rutgers University - 185 University Avenue, Newark, NJ
Open: Monday - Thursday 8-10; Friday 8-5; Saturday 10-6
West Caldwell Library - 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell
Monday - Thursday 9-8; Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-1
973-226-5441 | www.wcplnj.org

Mon July 22, 2019
To: Fri - August 2, 2019
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