YMCA of Better Cincinnati goals to host largest backpack drive up to now

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As students prepare for another historic school year, the Greater Cincinnati YMCA aims to ease the transition of pandemic-tired families by hosting its largest backpacking tour to date for students and teachers of all grades. The trip should take three weeks. “We also collect items for teachers and just dry-wipe markers, dry-wipe erasers, all those things teachers might use because we know teachers are also spending a lot of their own money to start the school year,” said Alison Hansen. Chief Development Officer of the YMCA. People can donate items even if they are not a member of a YMCA. People can drop items in any location or donate online through monetary donation or through the Amazon wish list. Donations will be collected until August 6th. Volunteers are needed to stuff the backpacks that will be distributed to elementary, middle and high schools during the week of August 16.

As students prepare for another historic school year, the Greater Cincinnati YMCA aims to ease the transition of pandemic-weary families by hosting its largest backpacking tour to date.

Currently, the YMCA and its 10 local locations are collecting school supplies for students and teachers of all grade levels. The trip should take three weeks.

“We also collect items for teachers and just dry erase markers, dry erase erasers, all those things teachers could use because we know teachers also spend a lot of their own money to start the school year. “said YMCA Chief Development Officer Alison Hansen.

People can donate items even if they are not a member of a YMCA.

The items collected include:

  • Rucksacks
  • Markings
  • Whiteboard marker
  • Erasers
  • paper
  • Glue sticks
  • colored pencils
  • Highlights
  • Notebooks
  • Pencil pouch

Hygiene items such as toothpaste and shampoo are also collected.

People can or can hand over items at any location Donate online through a monetary donation or via the Amazon wish list.

Donations will be collected until August 6th. Volunteers are needed to stuff the backpacks that will be distributed to elementary, middle and high schools in the area during the week of August 16.