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Back to School Supply Drive to Benefit Students Experiencing Homelessness

August 3, 2021

School Supply DriveHelp us get our students ready to go back to school!

Cincinnati Public Schools' Project Connect will be collecting new school supplies for students experiencing homelessness from Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, August 7, at Woodward Career Technical High School, 7005 Reading Road, 45237. The Project Connect team will be standing outside the school to collect the donations. Some of the items needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Binders
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Pens
  • Crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • Calculators
  • Filler paper

"The Impact of COVID 19 has disproportionately impacted families living in poverty. As the gap between wages and affordable housing continues to grow, so do the numbers of students needing services to meet their basic needs. Project Connect and the My Kidz Foundation are striving to reduce equity gaps by ensuring that every CPS student has the tools and resources that they need in order to be positioned to learn," said Rebeka Beach, manager, Project Connect.

Founded in 1996, Project Connect provides advocacy, paired with specialized educational services and lifestyle enrichment opportunities, for children who have neither a voice, nor a choice, in being homeless.

CPS serves about 3,500 students whose families are experiencing homelessness, Beach said.