Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack provides backpacks for Wilkinsburg school children through the district. These are distributed every August to kids to welcome them back to school. This is usually a collaborative project with the local congregations, First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood, Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church, South Ave United Methodist Church, Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, and Tree of Life Congregations, and the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University. The children receive a backpack, various school supplies (including pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks, etc). Teachers also get white boards, markers, sundry school supplies. Distribution is collaborative, with the Wilkinsburg Public Library and the Turner and Kelly Schools.

Amazon Operation Backpack Wish List

Please use the following link to place orders on Amazon for backpack items:

Amazon Operation Backpack Wish List

The backpacks are different colors and in two sizes (small and medium), but otherwise the same. They come prepacked with:

Pack of Pencils
Pack of Pens  
Pink Erasers
Sharpener with Dome Cover (assorted colors)
12 Inch Ruler (assorted colors)
Glue Sticks
Spiral Notebook (assorted colors)
Folder (assorted colors)
Pack of 5 Crayons
Pencil Case (assorted colors)
5 Inch Scissor
2 Highlighters
Masks and hand sanitizer. 
 

We welcome you to learn more about our programs – Food Sharing and Operation Backpack – and to get involved in the Wilkinsburg community by volunteering and/or making a donation. We appreciate your support and interest in making our community a better place to live, work, pray, and play.

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Amazon WCM Pantry Wish List

A quick and easy way to help stock the WCM Pantry with much-needed items.

Amazon WCM Pantry Wish List Link

Amazon Operation Backpack Wish List

A quick and easy way to fill student backpacks with much-needed items for back-to-school.

Amazon Operation Backpack Wish List Link

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WILKINSBURG BOROUGH FUN DAY FOR SENIORS – Dates TBA

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