Operation Backpack

Foundation Rentals is the Marin County sponsor for Volunteers of America's 2016 Operation Backpack Drive as one of the Bay Area drop off locations.  Marin Backpacks go to The Ritter Center: Based in downtown San Rafael, the Ritter Center is a community-based nonprofit organization that has assisted Marin’s low-income and homeless population for over 30 years. Their mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated, and high-quality health and social services for low-income, homeless and underserved families and individuals in Marin. This program provides parents with the security of knowing their child has the tools he or she needs to begin the school year.

Help the team at Foundation Rentals reach our goal of providing 50 stocked backpacks for the kids.  We are accepting backpacks beginning June 1st -  July 31st.  Bring them to our office located at 925 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite A, Kentfield, CA anytime Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm.  (If no one is there for some reason, please feel free to leave at the door - we will be back shortly!).

What is Operation Backpack?

Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need.

Children who live in poverty or are homeless face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school.  Preparing these children for school with a new backpack filled with school supplies boosts their self-esteem and gives them the tools and confidence needed to learn and thrive in school.

With your help, Operation Backpack® has been able to provide thousands of backpacks, school supplies, and a variety of support services to poverty-stricken or homeless children throughout the Greater Sacramento Area, Bay Area and Reno, NV.  Together, we are helping children learn and thrive in school, stay in school, and build a bright future.

Participate in Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack® and help children in need be prepared and excited for their first day of school!

Supply List

Here you can find the supplies needed to fill a backpack based on grade level.  Questions?  Email Darcy Barrow at DB@FoundationHomes.com 

Dowload the Supply List here:

2015 OPBP Supply Lists (2).pdf


Thanks so much!!!!

-The Team at Foundation Rentals