Operation Home Front

Back to School Brigade 

Back-to-School Brigade® is Operation Homefront’s annual nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. Since inception, Operation Homefront has distributed over 400,000 backpacks to military children saving military families nearly $50M in school expenses. Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces for 12 consecutive years to collect and distribute school supplies. 

Families of Post 9/11 wounded, ill, or injured service member of any rank, both currently serving and those no longer serving in the military or All ranks, Active Duty, Guard and Reserves, any duty status or Transitioning service members within 12 months of their discharge/retirement date. 

VFW Posts’ role in this program is to collect donated supplies from participating Dollar Tree locations, sort and deliver them to Operation Home Front for distribution to military families in need. 

Operation Home Front
Above, at a recent Post meeting, (L to R) Commander Carl Kurfess, Post Surgeon Bryan Rowe and Past Commander Rose Gililland prepare to sort school supplies.