• Backpack Drive for Kids in Need

    Alumni School Supplies DriveDuring the month of August, ODU’s Alumni Association will coordinate its 3rd annual School Backpack Project and invites the community to contribute donations of school supplies.

    Alumni will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for Holy Spirit Catholic School, located a few miles east of ODU's main campus.

    What to Donate

    The following supplies are most in need:

    • Backpacks 
    • 24-count crayons 
    • Packages of #2 pencils, colored pencils and pencil sharpeners
    • Pencil bags (not pencil boxes)
    • Blue, black, green and red pens (no purple, gel or 'clicky' pens)
    • Big pink erasers and dry erase markers
    • Highlighters 
    • Packages of thin and thick/broad washable Crayola Classic colored markers
    • Fine silver or black Sharpie markers
    • Boxes of tissues, containers of antibacterial wipes and bottles of hand sanitizer
    • One-gallon, one-quart, and sandwich size Ziploc
    • Elmers glue sticks 
    • Scissors and rulers
    • Writing tablets, composition notebooks and two-pocket folders
    • 3 x 5 index cards 
    • Reams of 8.5 x 11 inch copy paper 
    • Loose-leaf wide rule paper and college ruled paper
    • Flash drives/memory stick with minimum 256 MB

    How to Donate

    Drop off backpacks, school supplies or your check between August 1 - 29 at the Guzman House at Ohio Dominican University. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

    Ohio Dominican University
    Guzman House
    1388 Sunbury Road 
    Columbus, OH  43219
    (614) 251-4608 


    NOTE: Guzman House is located on the north end of ODU’s campus on the east side of Sunbury Road. 

    Donate Funds

    Please make checks payable to Ohio Dominican University and write “Backpack Project” on the memo line. You can drop off your check (above) or mail to:

    Attn: Ann Snider
    Advancement Office
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, OH 43219
  • Contact Information:

    University Advancement
    Guzman House
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, OH 43219

    (614) 251-4790
    FAX: (614) 251-4779
    odfund@ohiodominican.edu