Stories tagged with: Ellen Shaw

August 4, 2015 - 5:03pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Dozens of community volunteers gathered Tuesday at Zanesville Middle School to stuff backpacks for the "Tools for School" program.

One thousand-five backpacks for 450 local families are filled according to the appropriate supply list per grade and class. Each volunteer has the registered student's supply list and follows an assembly line to fill the backpack with the required supplies. On top of the efforts to prepare local students for the first day of school, those who...

July 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
5 weeks 20 hours ago

August is just around the corner and kids are on their way back to school.

Co-Chair for Tools for Schools Ellen Shaw said the cost of school supplies averages about $37.00 and some families in the local area struggle to prepare their children for the academic year due to lack of funds.

"We're going to be doing 1,000 backpacks for over 400 needy families in Muskingum County and there really is a need and this community is so good about responding to the need," said Shaw...

July 15, 2015 - 5:02pm
6 weeks 2 days ago

Families in Muskingum County may not have to deal with the burden of high school supplies costs this year.

Eastside Community Ministry is helping residents all over the county combat those high costs with its annual "Tools for Schools" program. The ministry will fill backpacks with all of the essentials students need for the new school year. Co-chair, Ellen Shaw, said those interested must register first.

"We're registering right now at Eastside Community Ministry...

August 7, 2014 - 10:29am
1 year 3 weeks ago

Over 300 families now have the supplies necessary for their students to start the school year off right.

Thursday, volunteers spent the morning delivering backpacks to waiting cars at Zanesville Middle School as part of the "Tools for School" campaign.

Eight hundred and fifty backpacks were filled with supplies over two days. That's more than they were originally planning.

"We had another donation of 54 backpacks," said Co-chair of Tools for School Ellen...

July 9, 2014 - 10:28am
1 year 7 weeks ago

Eastside Community Ministry estimates that it costs between $35-40 to put together a back to school bookbag filled with all the supplies needed to start the year.

For some in our area the cost is too great. That's why Eastside is once again holding the "Tools For School" program to get kids school supplies for the new year.

"They can feel like they're just one of all the kids," said Co-chair of the Tools for School Program Ellen Shaw. "They have...

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