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Beginning Sept. 23, Owens Community College representatives began delivering backpacks and supplies to kindergartners through the “Backpack to the Future” initiative.

The backpack/school supply drive is organized by the Owens Alumni Association in collaboration with Books-A-Million Inc., area Directions Credit Union branches, two Great Lakes Credit Union branches and six GenoaBank branches.

This month, 565 backpacks and 9,900 school supply items collected throughout the summer months are being donated to 21 area elementary schools, including schools in the Northwood, Genoa, Woodmore, Rossford and Toledo Public Schools districts, among others. The drive also collected over $5,375 from community members, which was used to buy school supplies.

owens backpacks Last week, Owens
Alumni Association
members delivered
the 565 backpacks and
assorted school
supplies to area
kindergartners through
the annual “Backpack
to the Future”
(Submitted photo)

“Every year, area residents and businesses have given an impressive response and made the ‘Backpack to the Future’ supply drive an outstanding success,” said Kaye Koevenig, Owens “Backpack to the Future” project chair and Alumni Association Board director. “It’s wonderful to assure that many more disadvantaged children will be able to begin their school year with new educational supplies.”



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