NBC4 Launches School Supply Drive with Bigger Goal
50,000 Backpacks Collected in 2018
For the second year, NBC4 (WCMH-TV) will hold a summer-long school supply drive to help make sure local students are ready to learn at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. This year the station’s backpack drive will expand from 1 district to benefit 25 school districts across Franklin and Licking Counties.
Once again, NBC4 is partnering with PrimaryOne Health and CME Federal Credit Union on the initiative.
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.
You can support Stuff the Backpack and get something in return!
You can also make a secure credit card donation here. All monetary donations are tax deductible and 100% of donations are given to local students and teachers. This is made possible through NBC4’s Stuff the Backpack fiscal sponsor, The United Way of Central Ohio.
The 2019 NBC4 Stuff the Backpack campaign has a growing list of supporters across Central Ohio, sponsors and the following local organizations:
- THE AEP FOUNDATION
- HER REALTORS
- COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY
- COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
- COLUMBUS URBAN LEAGUE
- COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM
- JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLUMBUS
- ROCK CITY CHURCH
- UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO
- ESC OF CENTRAL OHIO
- ESC OF LICKING COUNTY
- GRANGE INSURANCE
- OHIO STATE FAIR
- THE COLUMBUS CREW
- COSI- CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
- VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
- NEIGHBORHOOD BRIDGES
- BOB EVANS FARM
- GROVE CITY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
- CAMERON MITCHELL RESTAURANTS
- JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
- NORTHSTAR FAMILY DENTAL
- NATIONWIDE INSURANCE
- T-100 WCLT-RADIO
- RADIO ONE
Does your organization want to be involved in NBC4’s Stuff The Backpack 2019? Just email NBC4stuffthebackpack@wcmh.com