Back to school, ready to learn

Friends Samara, Blair, and Vince (pictured, from left to right) are headed back to school this fall with everything they need. With support from people like you, Samara, Naima and Vince are excited about their first day back to school and they are now living in stable housing with the rest of their families after facing homelessness.

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: 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 Gema Moreno at or (502) 636-4664 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 Princess Gordon or Nyesha Logan at or (859) 254-3469, ext: 234