NBC4’s ‘Stuff the Backpack’ announces virtual Call4 fundraiser July 30
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 is back for the third year of this Stuff The Backpack! This year NBC4 is going 100% virtual in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The virtual back to school drive allows for a safe donation experience, with a larger focus on secure online donations to help local students succeed. This announcement comes after months of working with teachers, districts and staff on the best way to support local students and move forward in the era of COVID-19.
On Thursday, July 30 viewers can make a matched donation during NBC4’s telethon, which airs from 6 – 11 a.m. and 4 -7:30 p.m.
|Please Make A Donation to Help “Stuff The BackPack”|
During the Call 4 fundraiser, each viewer donation will be matched up to $75,000 with generous donations from AEP Foundation, CAS, HER Realtors, Encova Insurance and Bob Evans Farms. Stuff The Backpack would not be possible without the support of fiscal sponsor United Way of Central Ohio and sponsors CME Federal Credit Union and Primary One Health.
To make a donation now please fill out the form below:
Each year, local teachers spend hundreds of dollars buying supplies for their classrooms. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 94% of public school teachers pay for school supplies, without being reimbursed. This year will be especially difficult for schools, teachers and families, as our community deals with the financial impact of the health crisis. In 2020, Stuff The Backpack will be providing essential supplies to 24 school districts in Franklin and Licking Counties.
Every $10 donation provides one student with a packet of essential supplies:
Supplies for grades K-5:
- Blunt scissors
- Glue stick
- Pocket Folders
- Wide Ruled Paper
Supplies for Grades 6-12
- Colored Pencils
- Pocket Folders (With and without prongs)
- Spiral Notebooks
All donations are 100% tax-deductible through NBC4’s Stuff the Backpack fiscal sponsor, the United Way of Central Ohio.
STUFF THE BACKPACK COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:
- UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO
- CME FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
- PRIMARY ONE HEALTH
- AEP FOUNDATION
- HER REALTORS
- ENCOVA INSURANCE
- BOB EVANS FARMS
- VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA: OPERATION BACKPACK
- COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARIES
- RADIO ONE
- BOUNCE TV
- KID IN NEED FOUNDATION
- ROCK CITY CHURCH