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

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 is back for the fourth year of Stuff The Backpack! Like 2020, this year NBC4 is going 100% virtual in its fundraising efforts. The program will focus on secure online donations to help local students succeed. You can donate via NBC4i.com right now!

To donate to Stuff the Backpack now please fill out the form below:

Please Make A Donation to Help “Stuff The BackPack”

Quantity Description Amount
1Stuff The BackPack Donation
A Service/Convenience Fee of 2.30% of the Total will be included in this transaction.

CME Federal Credit Union, the United Way,NBC4 Primary One Healthcare and all of our sponsors appreciate your support.

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

On Aug. 4 this year, NBC4 held a CALL4 fundraiser staffed by sponsor and donation organizations like AEP Foundation, CAS, PrimaryONE Health, United Way of Central Ohio, Ease Logistics, and Ricart Automotive, to secure thousands of backpacks and supplies and get students ready for success. Stuff The Backpack would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partner organizations.

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 2021, Stuff The Backpack will be providing essential supplies to public school districts across Franklin and Licking Counties. 

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

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