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Operation Backpack is a Program by The Kim Judd Foundation that mobilizes resources to provide backpacks, school supplies, and funding for school-aged children and teachers in the School System across the Upper Cumberland Area. Our Vision is to Help Kids in Need Succeed in their everyday learning and development. With proper resources at their disposal, students find the confidence to return to school day in and day out. Teachers, too, are empowered to do their best work when they are supported by the resources, they need to maintain effective, equitable learning environments.

to donate to operation backpack for the 2024-2025 school year please click the button below to donate or to email us.

(Donations in the form of School Supplies, Backpacks, Classroom Supplies, or to assist financially)

How to Get Involved in Operation Backpack


Make a Donation

Donate funds to purchase backpacks and supplies for students in need.

For just $50, you can sponsor a backpack filled with all the supplies a boy or girl needs to start the new year!


Operation Backpack donations can provide pencils, notebooks, backpacks and other support, giving all our little learners the same opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

The Story

Kimberly R Judd was born May 8, 1970, in Livingston, TN to the late Charles Frederick Rapier & Frances Ruth Copeland Rapier. She was always the women you would see in the little town of Doyle, TN with a smile on her face regardless of her day or other life events going on. Kim was a fixture to not only her 3 children and her family but also to the community as well. It was no question who was spinning your cotton candy at the Annual Doyle Easter Egg Hunt or who was handing out Christmas Presents to kids at the Local Sparta HeadStart. In 2014 Kim was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer, and after several consultations with her Oncologist she knew that the disease would overcome her, but she wanted to fight. Kim agreed to take part in a chemotherapy trial that hopefully would allow her doctors the ability to learn from this disease and be able to help someone else in the future even if it was not going to benefit her as much as she had hoped. On Wednesday morning, July 29th, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones, at the age of 45 years old, Kim passed away from her battle with Breast Cancer. Through the months of back and forth for her treatments and long stays in the Hospital, her children saw how much of a financial hardship it took on their parents due to spending so much time away from work. They took this information and with the will of wanting a way to remember their mother and a fixture of the community, they created The Kim Judd Foundation which is focused on supporting women in the Upper Cumberland with breast cancer at every stage of the journey, from initial diagnosis through treatment. 

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