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1 Military 1 Family

This July, join Operation Homefront as we help welcome thousands of military families into communities across the county through our 1Mil1Fam Back-to-School Brigade campaign.


Military families often move or are deployed every two to three years, and settling into their new community or new school system can be challenging. From paying for school supplies and meeting new friends, to starting a new job and finding new activities, for many military families, the social and financial adjustments from these moves are daunting. Operation Homefront’s Back-To-School Brigade program provides military families with backpacks stuffed with school supplies, helping relieve families of this cost and enabling them to use their income towards other expenses.


Want to help?

  1. Join the Brigade: Collect backpacks and school supplies at your organization, school, company or community group and donate them to Operation Homefront. Contact your local field office for more information.
  2. Donate to Operation Homefront to deliver supplies and resources to military families in your community.
  3. Help a military family by giving to support a current need.
  4. Send a Message: Help welcome military families into your community with messages of support and encouragement to publicly recognize, honor and thank them for their service. Send your message of thanks here or by using #1Mil1Fam on your social channels
  5. Change your Facebook pic to show your support for the military. See more instructions here.
  6. Sign-up here to volunteer with Operation Homefront and help welcome military families into the community throughout the year.
  7. If you are a military family looking for event, see our event list or contact local staff in your area.


What is the Goal of Back-to-School Brigade?
Operation Homefront believes that strong and stable families help build stronger and better communities – at home, at school and in the workplace. Our goal is to collect and distribute approximately 30,000 backpacks to military families across the country. We invite neighbors, community leaders and local businesses to come out and show your support for the new families joining our schools and our communities. Click here to learn more about the Back-to-School Brigade. If you can’t attend a Back-to-School Brigade, help us by collecting backpacks and school supplies that we can give to military families in your area. Register your event with us. Or make a donation to provide additional support to the program.


Get Involved!

Military families face ongoing challenges while they serve and after they transition out of the military. Operation Homefront is honored to do our part to build strong, stable, and secure military families. If you would like to know more about our 1Military 1Family: Back-to-School Brigade initiative and how your organization can get involved to be a part of this or other ways to support military families, please email us or call 210-659-7756.