NBC4’s ‘Stuff The Backpack’ helps students get ready for success

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 returns for the sixth year of Stuff The Backpack to assist students in Franklin and Licking counties.

Our goal is to supply as many backpacks as possible – stuffed with essential supplies – to students in grades K through 12. Since 2018, NBC4’s Stuff The Backpack has served nearly 180,000 local students! 

WANT TO DONATE?  $10 can stuff one backpack!  $270 can help an entire classroom!

CLICK HERE to make a donation
to help Stuff The Backpack

All donations are 100% tax-deductible through NBC4’s Stuff the Backpack fiscal sponsor, the United Way of Central Ohio

We have a variety of easy ways you, your friends and family members can help:

Every $10 donation provides at least one student with a school bag and a packet of essential supplies:

Supplies for grades K-5:

  • Blunt scissors
  • Crayons
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Pencils
  • Pocket Folders
  • Ruler
  • Wide Ruled Paper

Supplies for Grades 6-12

  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Pocket Folders (With and without prongs)
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Spiral Notebooks

Stuff The Backpack would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partner organizations:

  • PrimaryONE Health
  • EASE Logistics
  • CME Federal Credit Union
  • CAS
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • Volunteers of America/Operation Backpack

Special thank you to our Stuff The Backpack Donation Partners:

  • Kroger
  • Discover

NBC4’s Stuff The Backpack is also partnering with Volunteers of America Operation Backpack and the Columbus Metropolitan Library — to learn more and donate, click here.

Additional thank you to United Way of Central Ohio Stuffing Event partners: Columbus Crew, Donatos Pizza, EASE Logistics, Parichute & Under Armor. 

And, continued thanks to United Way’s centennial event sponsors: Big Lots, Cardinal Health, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, Grange Insurance, Hexion, Medical Mutual, Encova Insurance & Fifth Third Bank.

If you, your organization, or your business would like to support Stuff The Backpack, please email nbc4stuffthebackpack@wcmh.com

Currently, NBC4’s Stuff The Backpack serves school districts in Franklin and Licking Counties. If your district would like to request participation in 2023 please email nbc4stuffthebackpack@wcmh.com.

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