Operation Backpack

Organization: Central Union Mission

Remember going back to school as a child with all your new supplies & backpack, maybe even your Trapper Keeper! That excitement is what children all over Washington D.C. will be experiencing in just a few weeks, but some are not ready and need our help. Parents often cannot afford to purchase the supplies when forced to choose between new shoes for school or a new backpack.

Operation Backpack is Central Union Mission’s program designed to help low-income families have the needed supplies.
Application: Call to inquire about receiving a backpack. Go online for donation guidelines.
Service Category: Goods
Service Eligibility: Families

Family Ministry Center
The Family Ministry Center (FMC) provides food, clothing, toiletries and household items to local families in need. We distribute groceries that provide over three million meals each year, and we provide computer training, legal aid, ESOL classes, Bible studies, life skills classes, services for senior citizens, parenting classes, baby showers, Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving supplies and more. The Family Ministry Center is located down the driveway between the Popeye’s & Northeast Auto Body Collision Center.