Each year, The Cooper Foundation teams up with KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (KCNA) to provide every student enrolled with a new backpack and school supplies to start the school year off right. The Cooper Foundation orders backpacks and supplies, geared to the teachers’ requests, and have them shipped directly to the 3 KCNA schools in Camden for distribution on the first day of school.
Cooper Employees have been the driving force behind Operation Backpack. In the past 5 years, thanks to our generous employees, The Cooper Foundation have donated more than 7,000 brand new backpacks.
Monetary donations help support The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack initiative by ensuring every KCNA student scholar has the tools they need for a successful school year.
Whether you choose to organize your coworkers and collect money as a group, or make an individual donation, your kindness will make an impact.
Your Dollars Make A Difference
Operation Backpack is more than just new pencils and paper. When you give to Operation Backpack, you are ensuring that the children in the Cooper community have the same opportunities for success.
$20 provides a new backpack filled with supplies for an elementary school student
$25 provides a new backpack filled with supplies for a middle school student
$35 provides a new backpack filled with supplies for a high school student
Your gift in any amount will help a student thrive this academic year.