Stories tagged with: Tools for School

August 7, 2014 - 10:29am
1 year 8 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...

August 5, 2014 - 1:49pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

You can't build a house without a hammer and nails, just like a child can't learn without the appropriate "Tools for School".

Tuesday afternoon volunteers from Eastside Community Ministry met at the Zanesville Middle School to help pack bags with school supplies, donated through the "Stuff the Bus" program. Many of these volunteers, including Arlow Barclay, come back year after year to help out.

"The kids need this, the supplies for school, and its just a...

July 9, 2014 - 10:28am
1 year 12 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...

August 8, 2013 - 11:09am
2 years 8 weeks ago

Over 800 students are now ready for the school year to begin.

Eastside Community Ministry handed out their backpacks put together through their "Tools for School" program.

"I think it's incredible. Obviously the number requested every year grows. It's a program that's needed in our community and I think that it is great that we're able to use so many partners and use so many volunteers and fill that need," said Youth Program Director Joey Osborn.


August 6, 2013 - 11:17am
2 years 8 weeks 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 27, 2013 - 5:51pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Community members were outside of Walmart on Maple Avenue on Saturday supporting a cause for the kids.

Saturday was the Eastside Community Ministry "Stuff the Bus" event to get school supplies for local students. Last week, the group had residents fill out an application to receive a backpack and now volunteers are helping fill them by asking for donations.

"We are collecting school supplies for 800 students, 370 families and we will be here until...

August 9, 2012 - 10:58am
3 years 8 weeks ago

It takes a lot to get kids ready for the school year from new shoes to backpacks and supplies.

Thursday, Eastside Community Ministry handed out over 750 backpacks filled with gear to help families with the mounting costs during their "Tools for School" event. Volunteers are a big part  of helping make the day a success.

"It's great especially when you actually give them the backpacks," said Rosecrans Senior Thomas Boggs. "They are so happy they are...

August 11, 2011 - 10:25am
4 years 8 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...

August 8, 2011 - 4:24pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

East Side Community Ministry created a new signature event in hopes of bringing in funding and support.

The first-ever Riverboat Night will take place this Friday. Participants will be given play "money" to use throughout the evening. Winnings will be given in the form of tickets and can be used to enter for grand prize drawings. Development Director Joey Osborn is excited to hand out the grand prizes, one of which is a hand-made Ohio State Quilt and tickets to a game.

July 25, 2011 - 11:34am
4 years 10 weeks ago

It's a sign school days are drawing near...

School supplies are once again on the shelves. But, what happens when a child can't buy the necessities? That's when Eastside Community Ministry steps in with its Tools for Schools program. They need the communities help and are asking you to stuff the bus this weekend.

"We try to key in on some of the items that are fairly inexpensive, crayons, scissors, some of those things you know that Wal-mart runs specials on," said Bob...

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