2023 Backpacks for Success Results

Thanks to our partners and volunteers, we have collected 2,700 full backpacks (200 above our goal of 2,500)
August 25, 2023
2023 Backpacks for Success

CINCINNATI (August 25, 2023) — We are extremely grateful for your help in collecting backpacks and school supplies for local students!

Thanks to our partners and volunteers, we have distributed 2,700 full backpacks (200 above our goal of 2,500) in 10 communities!

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

We distributed backpacks in the following communities: 

  • Avondale
  • College Hill
  • Kennedy Heights
  • Cheviot
  • Price Hill
  • Northside
  • Downtown (Cincinnati Public School Fair in Washington Park) 
  • Northern Kentucky (Covington)
  • Clermont County (Felicity and Franklin communities) 


Thank you to these organizations for donating items:

  • David J. Joseph Company
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Financial Bank
  • Fishbeck
  • GE Aerospace
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Oswald Companies
  • The Procter & Gamble Co.
  • RelaDyne
  • Soleil Kitchen
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
  • Team Fishel
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • TriHealth
  • U.S. Bank
  • Viking Partners
  • Western & Southern Financial Group

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, Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Zion Baptist Church and The New Hope Baptist Church), Legacy Pointe Church, Guiding Light Mentoring, Madison Avenue Christian Church, New Life Missionary Baptist Church and La Viña Cincinnati.

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

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