LOVELAND, OHIO - Do you remember the excited feeling you had going back to school each year with a backpack filled with new school supplies?
The Loveland Initiative's annual backpack drive will give over a hundred Loveland school children the chance to start the year off right with good supplies. "If you can donate one of these filled backpacks the children appreciate it more than you can imagine," said Executive Director Terri Rogers. "If you are not able to complete an entire bag by yourself, please consider sharing this project with a friend."
Make sure the bag is age appropriate. For example, if preparing backpack for a younger child, buy wide ruled paper, blunt tip scissors, etc. Label bag as “YOUNGER or OLDERr”.
Deadline for backpacks and school supplies will be Tuesday August 17. Backpacks and supplies may be dropped off Monday through Friday 3 until 5 PM and Thursdays 6 until 7:30 PM at Grace Church of Loveland 11020 S. Lebanon Rd. located on the corner of S. Lebanon Rd. and Fox chase Dr. Enter through the side door.
Download a printable shopping list: Download Backpack Shopping List
To learn more about the Loveland Initiative and their new home at Grace Church watch this LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO INTERVIEW with Rogers and Pastor Dan Ramsey .