Scott Air Force Base hosts school supply drive

More than 100 families receive school supplies from Operation Homefront

BY SAM SCINTA
WEEKLY REPORTER
Families at Scott Air Force Base received supplies such as backpacks, writing tools, and notebooks.  (Submitted Photo)

Families at Scott Air Force Base received supplies such as backpacks, writing tools, and notebooks.
(Submitted Photo)

SCOTT AFB – Operation Homefront hosted a “Back to School Brigade” at the Community Center at Patriot’s Landing on post at Scott Air Force Base this past Saturday. The event was designed to provide school supplies such as backpacks, writing utensils, and notebooks to DEERS enrolled military dependent children ahead of the upcoming school year.

“Operation Homefront’ is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that we can,” the USO said in a release about the event.

The drive took place on August 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and was open to any dependent children, Kindergarten through 12th grade, of active duty, active or inactive guard or reserves, or post 9/11 wounded, ill, or injured military members of any rank.

Members of the USO were at the event along with other service members from Scott AFB to talk with families, giving out information and taking care of questions about USO child and youth programs, both at Scott and around the country and around the world.

Families had to register online at operationhomefront.net before the event, as well as provide a photo ID for the registering children in order to take part.

The event was one of many that will take place around various military instillations across the globe, part of Operation Homefront’s mission to enhance and improve the lives of military families, as well as providing assistance to young families of active service members and wounded veterans.

There were upwards of 100 families throughout the day that took advantage of the supplies provided by the event.