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YMCA Operation Backpack provides Pearland students with the tools for learning

Operation_Backpack For the 16th consecutive year, through YMCA Operation Backpack, Vic Coppinger Family YMCA will donate over 600 backpacks and school supplies for Pearland ISD students in need to begin the 2020-21 school year.

From July through August, the YMCA collected monetary donations from the community. The health and safety of the community is at the forefront. With that, the YMCA focused on no-touch or low-touch interactions and shifted YMCA Operation Backpack 2020 to an online donation drive.

Campaign partners and sponsors included The YMCA of Greater Houston, ABC 13, HEB, 89.3 KSBJ, CITGO, Ashley Homestore, Crosspoint Church, Memorial Hermann and The Lions Club. Despite the global pandemic, the Pearland community came together to ensure backpacks and supplies will be ready in time for the first day of school.