2022 Backpacks for Success Results

Thanks to our partners and volunteers, we have collected more than 1,800 full backpacks and received 4,650 items through our virtual product drive totaling nearly $13,000!
August 4, 2022
2022 Backpacks for Success

CINCINNATI (August 4, 2022) — We are extremely grateful for your help in collecting backpacks and school supplies for local students!

Thanks to our partners and volunteers, we have collected more than 1,800 full backpacks and received 4,650 items through our virtual product drive totaling nearly $13,000! Quality education is an important part of financial stability for families. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring more than 1,800 young people arrive at school prepared to learn.

The backpacks and school supplies will be distributed during community events hosted by our organizing partners throughout July and August. These will celebrate students and their families, and provide critical services and support, including health screenings, personal care items, and school shoes and uniforms.

Our first distribution event occurred on July 30, 2022 at Corinthian Baptist Church with our partners: Corinthian, Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist, Allen Temple AME, Christ Memorial Baptist Church.

Upcoming events include:

  • Aug. 13, 2022:
    Northside Community Back-To-School Event
    Hosted by Guiding Light Mentoring and Chase Elementary School, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
    Chase Elementary School, 4151 Turrill St., Cincinnati, OH 45223 
  • Aug. 20, 2022:
    Legacy Pointe Church Back-To-School Community Block Party, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
    Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 

A special thank you to our organizing partners for their ongoing dedication and support of the community: Corinthian Baptist Church (in collaboration with Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist, Allen Temple AME and Christ Memorial Baptist Church), Legacy Pointe Church, and Guiding Light Mentoring and Chase Elementary School.

If you feel inspired to help further, visit CincyHelps.org to find additional volunteer opportunities.


Photos from Backpacks for Success 2022

July 30, 2022 - Bond Hill

 

United Way Backpacks for Success event in Bond Hill, August 2022
July 30, 2022 - United Way had a large turnout to our Bond Hill Backpacks for Success event.
The Jackson Children at United Way Backpacks for Success event in Bond Hill, August 2022
July 30, 2022 - United Way had a large turnout to our Bond Hill Backpacks for Success event.
The Ortega Family at United Way Backpacks for Success event in Bond Hill, August 2022
July 30, 2022 - United Way had a large turnout to our Bond Hill Backpacks for Success event.

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