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Operation Homefront Ships School Supplies to Afghanistan

Operation Homefront Louisiana/Mississippi celebrates 10 years of shipping school supplies to Afghanistan. These supplies support our military by enabling them to reach out to Afghan school children. Past drives have collected hundreds of boxes of supplies with more than 30 organizations participating.


Donated supplies will be sent to United States military personnel stationed at Bagram Airfield.  Service men and women then distribute the supplies to local schools in areas where they operate. This outreach creates friendship and a closer rapport with the Afghan civilian population. Military Intelligence officers have cited this effort as a highly successful endeavor, and noted that it has truly saved American lives.


Interested in Donating?


Approved Supplies: The supplies listed below have all been approved by the military for shipment to Afghanistan:

- Blunt End Scissors

- 12” rulers (metric markings)

- Pens and pencils

- Small pencil sharpeners

- Colored pencil sets (Crayons melt!)

- Binders

- New Notebooks & Notebook Paper

- Used Notebooks (Tear out used pages first)

- Composition books

- Folders with inside pockets

- Zippered pencil bags

- Erasers


Collection Points: The list of schools that will be holding supply drives this year during the periods will be coming soon.


Financial Donations: If you would prefer to make a financial donation to offset the cost of shipping the supplies, you may give online at this site click on the “Give Now” button on the home page) or you may send a check to:

Operation Homefront Louisiana/Mississippi
PO Box 850410
New Orleans, LA 70185


Whether you donate online or by mail, please designate that you want the money to go to “Afghan supplies.”


Past Supporters

We have been fortunate in the past to have a broad base ofsupport from the Greater New Orleans community with over 30 contributing partners.  A list of those who have helped us in the past includes:


Archbishop Hannan

Metairie Bank

Archbishop Shaw

Metairie Park Country Day

Brother Martin High School

Mrs Talbot's Tasty Foods

Chalmette High School

Parish National Bank

Child Evangelism Fellowship


De La Salle High School

Redeemer Seton

Epiphany Day School

Sacred Heart Academy

Fifteenth Ave Baptist Church (MS)

Schneckenberger Elementary

Fort Hill Resources

St Martin's Episcopal

Harahan Police Department

St Paul's High School

Holy Name of Jesus Elementary

St Philip Neri Elementary School

Jesuit High School

St Scholastica Academy

Jim Pertuit Family

Stuart Hall School for Boys

Lafarque Elementary

Tchefuncte Estates

Liskow and Lewis

The Evans Family

Louise S. McGhee School

Whitney National Bank

Madisonville Elementary

William B. Reilly




Please contact us at 504-462-0245 or email Louisiana@operationhomefront.net