Ohio Dominican University Alumni Fill Backpacks for Kids in Need

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Columbus, OH (43219) Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Alumni Association will coordinate a School Backpack Project on August 15 as its 2012 community service project. 

“We will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for the students of All Saints Academy, which is a Catholic school located close to ODU,” explained Ann Snider, ODU’s Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. “The backpack stuffing party supports the University’s mission of giving back to society.” 

All Saints Academy is a consolidated Catholic elementary school, serving the three parishes of Christ the King, St. Philip the Apostle and St. Thomas the Apostle. Located on the east side of Columbus, the school serves approximately 330 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. 

ODU’s Alumni Association is particularly interested in collecting the following school supplies: 

  • Backpacks 
  • Packages of primary pencils, eight-count markers, color pencils and crayons – Twistables 
  • 24-count crayons 
  • Boxes of tissues, one-gallon Ziploc bags and one-quart Ziploc bags 
  • Glue sticks 
  • Scissors 
  • Writing tablets and composition notebooks 
  • Pocket folders and three-ring pocket folders 
  • Bottles of hand sanitizers and Clorox wipes 
  • Erasers, 
  • Highlighters 
  • 3x5 index cards 
  • Reams of copy paper 
  • Flash drives 

School supplies for ODU’s School Backpack Project are needed on or before August 15. Those interested in contributing may deliver the supplies to one of the following locations: 

Ohio Dominican University 

Guzman House 

1216 Sunbury Road 

Columbus, OH  43219 


Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Guzman House is located on the north end of ODU’s campus on the east side of Sunbury Road. 

All Saints Academy 

2855 E. Livingston Ave. 

Columbus, OH 43209 


Open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 

ODU’s Alumni Association also is accepting monetary donations for the School Backpack Project. Please make checks payable to Ohio Dominican University and write “Backpack Project” on the memo line. Mail checks to Attn: Ann Snider, Advancement Office, Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. It has nearly 3,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.