Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Previous events that Blessings in a Backpack Akron Chapter has taken part of.

January 2015: Packing at St. Hilary

St. Hilary School celebrated Catholic Schools Week in January, 2015. During the week classes performed service in the community as a part of "Celebrating Our Wonderful Community Through Service To Others" day. Mrs. Morocco's first grade class packed 350 bags for Blessings in a Backpack to distribute to the students at Helen Arnold Elementary School.

2015: Packing at Helen Arnold

Kingsbury Trace residents, Dave and Kasey Firestine, join the packing team at Helen Arnold Elementary School with their children, Ben and Katie and neighborhood friends. The kids, all Copley-Fairlawn students, got to experience, first- hand, what helping others is all about! They packed 375 bags of food and had fun doing it!

December 2014: Don Drumm Ornament Sale

Thank you for the incredible response to the Faith ornament this year. It was a huge success. This was our third year partnering with Don Drumm Studios. This year we raised over $10.000. Every year our sales increase which allows us to serve more and more children. We are grateful for your continued support. We look forward to announcing the 2015 Ornament in October.

September 2014: Fall Mum Sale from Donzell's Garden Center

Donzel's Nursery provided beautiful mums for the 2014 Mum Sale.

September 2014: Smuckers Packing Event

J. M. Smucker donated 300 bags of food for Blessings in a Backpack-Akron Chapter. Also, Smucker's employees volunteered to help with packing.

September 2014: Mayor Event

Akron Mayor, Don Plusquellic, in honor of The U.S. Conference of Mayors Blessings in a Backpack Day, packed food bags with Blessings in a Backpack-Akron Board Members Beth Hudak, Kelley Ann Behrens, Jill Eicher and Helen Arnold Elementary School Principal LaMonica Davis.

September 2014: 2014-15 School Year First Day Packing

December 7, 2013: Breakfast with Santa at Hudson's

First day packing at Helen Arnold

First day packing at McEbright

September 2013: Fall Mum Sale from Donzell's Garden Center

December 1, 2012: Breakfast with Santa at Hudson's

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