The Backpack Fund Announces Locations of School Supply Pickup

Painesville, Ohio - On August 14, We are hosting our second annual Supply Drop at sites around Painesville, Ohio. With the help of Riverside School District, our volunteers will spend the day at four different locations in a school bus packed with over 500 backpacks filled with school supplies.


Last year, we were able to raise the money for 550 backpacks and school supply kits. The money was raised by donations from friends, family, and other members of the Lake County community. All of the school supplies raised were donated to local communities, either through donations to Riverside School District, or through an event called the Supply Drop. In the Supply Drop, volunteers drive around Lake County in a school bus passing out supplies directly to the people in need. This year, we are looking to raise money for 500 more school supply kits by August 14, in time for this year’s edition of The Supply Drop.


The locations for the 2021 Supply Drop are as follows:

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm - Painesville Township Park

  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm - Tractor Supply Co. Parking Lot (Mentor Avenue)

  • 3:00pm - 4:30p - Morley Library

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Grand River Village Merrick Hutchinson Memorial Park

We are reserving a minimum of 100 backpacks and school supply kits for each location, so there is no stress if people who need the school supplies can only make it to the final locations.


In the meantime, We are collecting donations to help fund the Supply Drop. Check out our Donation Page for more info!

Madison Supply Drop


    On Saturday, August 14 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm The Backpack Fund will be distributing backpacks and school supplies at Madison Public Library. There will be 150 backpacks and school supplies to distribute on a first-come first-serve basis. This event will run concurrently with the distribution locations in Painesville. 

    The Backpack Fund’s work in Madison has been led by Marcus Horton, Delaney Horton, and Brenden Snopel. We have partnered with Madison Schools and help from the community to make this event possible. 


12:00pm - 2:00pm Madison Public Library


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