Operation Back to School

Our friends inspired us. Gabriella inspired us. Now, in witnessing the generosity of others, we are inspired to do the same for other children facing such devastating circumstances. Operation Back to School is a direct result of this inspiration, born from our work on Gabriella's Gifts.

Gabriella's Gifts is a part of the Gabriella's Smile Foundation focused on providing children with cancer and their families in San Antonio area hospitals an opportunity to experience joy and smiles in the midst of their difficult journey. Operation Back to School is targeted on fulfilling educational needs for these children as a part of the Gabriella’s Gifts program.


Since 2016, we have collected over 500 backpacks and delivered them to oncology clinics in local children's hospitals. The backpacks are gifted to these brave cancer warriors and their siblings annually before the start of each school year. Our backpacks are filled with school supplies donated by members and supporters around the city of San Antonio. We couldn't do this without their support, and we look forward to Operation Back to School 2019! Check out our video including pictures from the last two years here.