The Loveland Initiative distributed 187 backpacks filled with school supplies and calculators to help 95 local families
by Terri Rogers,
On August 14, The Loveland Initiative, held the 17th Annual Back Pack Program for the 2015/2016 school year. Over the years we have been very successful providing backpacks filled with school supplies to lower-income students in our community. After being without a location for three-years, we were so excited to be able to operate this program from our new home thanks to our supporters.
This service is important because (1) we have made a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community, (2) we relieve the financial burden of back-to school-time on families and (3) students are focusing on learning and not on hand-me-down bags. It is about generating excitement and joy at the prospect of students returning to school. We have succeeded in reaching our goal.
The Loveland Initiative distributed 187 backpacks filled with school supplies and calculators to students in (Pre-K through grade 12) from 95 families in the Loveland City School District. After the program, we also distributed to 8 more Loveland families that didn’t sign up. In addition to the supplies, the families were able to learn more about services offered through The Loveland Initiative’s Resource Center and Cool School Tutoring. It was a successful collaboration between The Loveland Initiative and our sponsors.
Many thanks to our sponsors — ImpactGFC, Mosaic Cincinnati, Saint Columbian Church, Tina Pickle, Zumba Gold, Prince of Peace, Epiphany United Methodist Church, Miami Trails Neighborhood Network, Northeast Community Church, Sycamore Presbyterian, Loveland Presbyterian, Loveland Tiger student-athletes and many others.
We also thank all of the hard working volunteers who participated in the event. All of this would not have been possible without the generosity and overwhelming assistance of so many volunteers, businesses, agencies, organizations, places of worship and our larger community.
Thank you for your support!
Contact: Terri Rogers
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