Thanks to all of you who joined with Dollar Tree and us to gather school supplies for military children across the country. Thousands of supplies purchased by customers at the more than 4,000 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores nationwide will now be distributed to military kids all over the U.S.
The Back-to-School Brigade program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree, now in its sixth season. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated more than $3 million of supplies nationwide.
“For the last six years, Dollar Tree and its customers have been our partners in getting military kids ready to go back to school,” said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Military families deal not only with deployments and the other stresses of military life, but also the economic difficulties shared by all Americans. These donated school supplies enhance the morale and the success of our military children, while easing the burden military families carry.”
“Dollar Tree is a proud, national sponsor of Operation Homefront,” said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson. “We are honored to once again participate in the Back to School Brigade TM and thank our customers for their continued generosity and support.”
Dollar Tree stores collected supplies July 9 – Aug. 6. Operation Homefront volunteers are now getting the gifts to military children during the back-to-school season.