La Crosse Dollar Tree contributes to nationwide program to help military children

Public can help donate supplies to Back-to-School program

For the sixth year, Dollar Tree is partnering with Operation Homefront for their Back-to-School-Brigade program that runs from July 7-August 14.

The Back-to-School Brigade program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree designed for people to donate school supplies for children in military families. Last year, more than $4.7 million of supplies were donated by Dollar Tree customers.

“These donated school supplies enhance the morale and the success of our military children, while easing the burden military families carry. These families deal with deployments and other stresses of military life, and Operation Homefront serves lower- and mid-grade enlisted, the lowest-paid of our service members,” Executive Director of Operation Homefront Central Great Lakes Sarah Davis said in a statement.

“Dollar Tree is a proud, national sponsor of Operation Homefront. We are honored to once again participate in the Back-to-School Brigade and thank our customers for their continued generosity and support,” Dollar Tree spokesperson Chelle Davis, said in a statement.

Supplies can be purchased by customers at any of the nine Dollar Tree and Deals stores in and around La Crosse and placed in collection boxes in each store. Come August and September, Operation Homefront volunteers will collect and distribute the gifts to military children during the back-to-school season.

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