Seekonk store supports Operation Homefront
August 23, 2012 by James
The yearly Back-to-School Brigade program has been launched by Operation Homefront and includes a Dollar Tree store in Seekonk among those wanting to help.
The program collects supplies for kids due to return to school in the fall, along with monetary donations. The volunteers and organizers of Operation Homefront will start collecting supplies for the school year ahead which have been donated across the nation, including Massachusetts, to give out to the children of military members at the start of the new year at school.
2012 marks the sixth year that the campaign has taken place and helped to ensure that service members’ children have all the essential equipment to have a successful start to their school year. Operation Homefront’s CEO and President, Jim Knotts, points out that the start of a new school year can place enormous financial pressure on military families, especially those in lower ranks. The program for military families is another way for people to express their thanks to service members.
Last year, over $2 million was raised by the program in supplies for returning to school and monetary donations nationwide. The contributions of participating corporations and individuals enabled Operation Homefront to fill 30,000 rucksacks with essential school equipment ready for military family children to start the new school year. Operation Homefront may raise awareness of the program by utilizing local flyer printing services, highlighting participating stores.
Customers of Dollar Tree stores nationwide can demonstrate support for US troops and their families by donating supplies, so that military children have everything they require for a basic education.