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Operation PASS: Beyond the Backpack

The Greensboro Police Department (GPD) along with the Greensboro Police Foundation, Equation Church, and Guilford County Schools, are partnering with Guilford County School's Parent Academy, the Greensboro Coliseum and several community partners for their annual Operation Pass Event.

The goal of this event is to help more than 2,000 youth in need with school supplies. The supply giveaway will be held from 9 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, August 11 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. The donation drive begins July 6 and will run through August 3.

This giveaway event will also include 40 community service providers who provide wrap-around services for youth. Want to be a part of this great event and connect with children who may need your services? We have space for 40 providers. Please register ASAP and feel free to share this page with anyone who may want to participate.

Want to donate? We have several donation sites. Cash donations are accepted through the Greensboro Police Foundation.

  • Greensboro Coliseum
  • City of Greensboro
  • Equation Church
  • Say YES Guilford County
  • Greensboro Police Foundation
  • Guilford Parent Academy
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Chick Fil-A
  • Probation/Parole Officer: Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice

History of Operation Pass:

Operation PASS (Partners Advocating of Students Success) began in 2011, with the vision of Capt. Pam McAdoo-Rogers. While working in the community, she saw a need for school supplies for children and the impact it had when children in need went to school without supplies. Since she began Operation PASS, GPD and its community partners have helped more than 10,000 kids with supplies for school.

Want to help? Contact GPD's Office of Community Engagement at 336-373-2636.