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Operation Christmas Backpacks 2020

This year one of the biggest wishes of Willis Dady Homeless Services is to give the gift of a warm and happy holiday season to the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our area. We have created a new giving program – and we are counting on your help.

Operation Christmas Backpack 2020 hopes to give away 100 wrapped and filled backpacks to clients staying at our Overflow Shelter this holiday season!

Bring a wrapped gently used or new backpack filled with the following items to our Overflow Shelter by Dec 23rd at 5:00 pm to participate.


Please fill your backpack with the following items and wrap in holiday paper before delivering:

  • New or gently used backpack

  • Rain poncho

  • Socks

  • Hand and Foot Warmers

  • Fleece blanket

  • Deck of playing cards

  • Water bottle

  • Portfolio for important papers

  • Travel-sized toiletries AND

  • Note of encouragement

Backpacks should be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, to the Overflow Shelter at the county-owned Fillmore Center, 520 11th St. NW.

Have Questions? Check out our FAQ  below! 

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