Stories tagged with: backpack giveaway

August 1, 2013 - 6:44pm
52 weeks 9 hours ago

On Thursday, a local church gave away more than 500 hundred backpacks to children of all ages.

The House of Grace Church located on Maysville Pike wanted to assist the local area through charity and decided that helping children with their education was important to the future of the community.

"Education is power.The more knowledge you have the more power you have. If we can educate our children, they become greater in our community, and the greater the education, the...

August 11, 2011 - 10:25am
2 years 50 weeks ago

A line of cars wound their way around Zanesville Middle School Thursday as students prepare to go back to school.

As a new school year approaches Eastside Community Ministry handed out 800 backpacks filled with the supplies to make for a successful year. That's 351 families helped.

"I've had some cry because they were so grateful," said Co-Chair of the Tools For School Campaign Betsy Thomas. "It made me feel good. I don't want them to cry, but it makes me feel good...

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