Ohio Dominican University's Alumni Project Benefits All Saints Academy

ODU Alumni Association Backpack Drive


Columbus, OH (43219) Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Alumni Association Council hosted a Backpack Stuffing Party on August 15, 2012, as part of its 2012 community service project for All Saints Academy. 

“This project was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of ODU alumni, faculty, staff and friends who pitched in with boxes and bags of school supplies,” said Ann Snider, ODU’s Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving. “This was the first year the Alumni Association Council has coordinated this type of community service project.” 

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. 

The Council collected and filled 23 backpacks with school supplies. The group collected additional quantities of the most-needed items, including hand sanitizer, tissues, index cards and reams of copy paper, for the elementary school students. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. It has nearly 2,500 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.