The Backpack Fund 8/14/21
My name is Matt Parsons. I am the President of a local charity called The Backpack Fund. Our goal is to ensure every student in Lake County has access to the school supplies and scholarships they need to pursue their dreams through community support for each other. You can learn more about us on our website https://www.
thebackpackfundohio.com/. We are founded by Riverside graduates and last summer we donated 532 backpacks with school supplies to students and the Riverside Local School District. We also awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Riverside senior. Our effort culminates in an annual event called "The Backpack Fund Supply Drop". At this event, we fill a school bus with the backpacks and school supplies and drive around to 4 different locations around Painesville to distribute the supplies to any student. Anyone can come to one of our stops and pick up supplies no questions asked. Our Supply Drop this year will be Saturday, August 14. We wanted to formally extend an invitation for students from your districts to come. Our stops will be located around Painesville, but any student is welcome to come and get supplies. I have included a picture with info for the event. We will be announcing the finalized locations and times soon. Feel free to share this information with anyone in your school district that would benefit. We are also collecting donations for this year's implementation on our website. Let me know if you have any questions.
The Backpack Fund