Today was nothing short of fantastic. Our mission? Preparing 500 bookbags packed with school essentials, ensuring students across the city kick off their academic year with everything they need.
A massive shoutout to our friends at the Cincinnati Division of the FBI, who held a hugely successful supply drive for us--hundreds of packages of Crayola crayons and colored pencils, more than two hundred glue sticks, 450 pencils, nearly 200 erasers, the list goes on and on! (Really, it does!!)
The generosity didn't stop there. The Ohio State Highway Patrol donated pencils, activity books, lanyards, and rulers.
This doesn't count all the supplies we were able to purchase thanks to our amazing sponsors--Byers Airport Subaru, CME Federal Credit Union, the Cooper Family Foundation, and Walmart Columbus - West Pointe Plaza.
We all came together at Columbus Division of Police's 5 Precinct Substation in South Linden, to stuff these bags. It warmed our hearts to be joined by our friends from not only CPD, but Franklin Township Police Department, and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's Office. (Many others would have come to help, but it was a busy day!)
Our gratitude is boundless for everyone who poured their energy into this project, all for the deserving children of our community. While these bags are already allocated, if you or someone you know needs school supplies, the Columbus City Schools resource fair is happening on August 19 at Fort Hayes, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd. More details and registration are available on the CCS website. Alternatively, explore findhelp.org for more supply options.
Thank you all for your support. Together, we're shaping brighter futures! 🌟