21 Jul PRESS RELEASE | Volunteers Come Together to Pack 1,300 Backpacks for Ohio Appalachia Kids
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July 21, 2014
Indianapolis Volunteers Come Together to Pack 1,300 Backpacks for Ohio Appalachia Kids
Indianapolis, Ind.–Because of 30 Indianapolis area volunteers, 1,300 Appalachia Ohio school kids had a little brighter start to their school year.
On Saturday July 19th, Monkey Do Project, Inc. organized 30 people–which included 13 children–to stuff 1,300 backpacks for Adams County, Ohio school children. This year, the Monkey Do Project focused on providing hygiene and snack items in the bag, along with a brand new backpack to each child.
“It was amazing to have families give up their Saturday during the summer to help us stuff these backpacks,” stated Jacqueline Wilson, founder and Executive Director of Monkey Do Project, Inc. “These volunteers have caring hearts and were really concerned that these kids would have something to kick their school year off the right way. As a small non-profit, we rely on volunteers to help us meet our needs. It would’ve been tough to fill this need without them.”
Stephanie Black, founder of IndyHomeschool.com, brought her husband and two sons.
“One of the greatest things we can teach our kids is that the world is bigger than what’s in front of them, and the importance of giving. Thank you to Monkey Do Project for allowing us this teachable moment. Children helping children, there is nothing more inspiring.”
Thanks to private donations and corporate partners like Nozin, 4Imprint, Oral Health America and Southern Ohio Medical Center, this is the second year that Monkey Do Project has provided backpacks to this Ohio Appalachia area in need. In 2013, the organization provided 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to the area’s school kids.
About Monkey Do Project, Inc.
Monkey Do Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that partners with groups and organizations to feed and help families in the most distressed areas of U.S. Appalachia, which are some of the poorest regions of the country.
For more information, or to provide donations or get involved, visit MonkeyDoProject.org or email info@MonkeyDoProject.org.