Stories tagged with: Betsy Thomas

August 6, 2013 - 11:17am
36 weeks 4 days ago

An assembly line of workers busily filled backpacks for this year's Eastside Community Ministry's "Tools For School" Campaign.

Stacks of folders, pencils and paper carefully made their way into over 800 backpacks. These packs will be given away during an even Thursday. Eastside estimates that each backpack is worth $35.

"We struggle to do this every year, but we get a lot of donations money wise and school supplies, but it's still a struggle. There's always more...

July 22, 2013 - 3:54pm
38 weeks 5 days ago

A Zanesville organization is taking applications for two programs that help local children go back to school in style.

Eastside Community Ministry is collecting school supplies and donations to fill up backpacks. Last year they gave away 750 backpacks to local children, and this year their goal is to reach 800 community kids.

"We are taking out applications once again. We've been here last week Monday through Thursday and we're here this week Monday through Thursday taking...

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