Back(pack) to the Future

. June 3, 2014.

Instead of placing backpacks and school supplies in closets and storage this summer, parents can donate their children’s gently used or new backpacks and school supplies to “Backpack to the Future,” a program headed by Owens Community College’s Alumni Association.

Items collected during the summer months will be given to local schools to be distributed to low-income Kindergarten-age children throughout Northwest Ohio. With drop-off locations at campuses in Hancock, Wood and Lucas counties, residents can drop off their items until August 17.

“We receive a tremendous amount of support from the community, schools and local businesses,” said Laura Moore, executive director of OCCAA.

Over the last 11 years, 3,399 backpacks and 62,224 school supplies have been donated to families. Help keep the number climbing!

Owens Community College, 3200 Bright Rd., Findlay. Drop off donations at the Education Center Atrium on campus.

For more information about the school supply drive, call 567-661-7876 or email