|Owens alumni hold school supply drive|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 10 August 2013 07:29|
Owens Community College's Alumni Association in collaboration with two Books-A-Million Inc. stores, nine Directions Credit Union branches, two Great Lakes Credit Union branches and five Genoa Bank branches are reaching out to area children in need of school supplies by holding a month-long "Backpack to the Future" School Supply Drive ending Aug. 18.
Collected items will benefit low-income kindergarten-age school children throughout Northwest Ohio.
The "Backpack to the Future" School Supply Drive will occur locally at the Books-A-Million bookstores at 2105 Levis Commons Blvd. in The Town Center at Levis Commons in Perrysburg; the Directions Credit Union branches, 4150 Brockway Dr. in Perrysburg and 27427 Crossroads Pkwy. in Rossford; Great Lakes Credit Union branch, 580 Craig Dr. in Perrysburg; and Genoa Bank branches at 24950 W. Ohio 51 in Millbury and 9920 Old U.S. 20 in Rossford.
Among the charitable items that will be accepted are gently-used or new backpacks, crayons, markers, bottles of glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, marbled covered composition books and Kleenex tissues.
According to Kaye Koevenig, Owens Alumni Association community service chair, the Northwest Ohio community's initial response toward the "Backpack to the Future" School Supply Drive has been positive.
Since establishing the program in 2004, the Owens Alumni Association has given 2,881 backpacks and 54,243 school supplies to benefit disadvantaged children throughout Northwest Ohio.
In addition to the community supply drive locations, area residents can bring their charitable donations to the college's Office of Alumni Relations on the Perrysburg Township campus.
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