School’s out, school’s out…
By now, students have happily ditched their backpacks for the summer, maybe with the hopes of getting a brand new one in the fall.
Owens Community College’s Alumni Association is once again organizing a gently-used backpack drive to provide new life for what many students consider their mobile lifeline to learning.”
The Alumni Association community service effort, “Backpack to the Future,” will accept new or gently-used backpacks and new school supplies from area residents throughout the summer months. Items collected will be given to low-income elementary school children throughout Northwest Ohio.
In addition to backpacks, crayons, markers, bottles of glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, composition books and tissues will be accepted.
Donations may be made at the Office of Alumni Relations. Since establishing the program in 2004, the Owens Alumni Association has given more than 1,150 backpacks and over 17,500 school supplies to benefit disadvantaged children throughout Northwest Ohio.