Back to school, ready to learn

Kids can't learn when they don't have the supplies they need.

Help Volunteers of America empower the children in our programs and ensure that their first day of school is a great day of school.

Make a difference for families and children. Our Back to School campaign helps us prepare the children we serve for success in these ways:

  • One-on-one tutoring and homework help in our Study Buddies Program
  • Learning resources including computers, books, games, and educational toys
  • Healthy meals prepared by our trained culinary specialist

How you can help:

  • Tax-deductible contributions - donate online now
  • Gift cards for uniforms and school supplies at budget-friendly stores
  • Volunteering or organizing a collection drive at your place of employment, civic group or place of worship


  • Donations accepted by appointment: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Volunteers of America's headquarters office at 570 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Michelle West at or (502) 813-2907 for more information.


  • Donations accepted: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Volunteers of America's office located @The Plantory, 501 West 6th Street, Suite 250, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Contact Majorie Barleston at (859) 254-3469, ext: 234