Donors Help Kids Start the School Year with Hope and Confidence

The 2021 Stuff the Bus School Supply and Backpack Drive was a tremendous success! Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of our volunteers, we were able to provide backpacks and school supplies to over 1500 kids this school year!
Unable to afford supplies or backpacks on their own, families from all over the area reached out to us for help as we got closer to the start of the school year. Your donations helped children at schools in every county and neighborhood around Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky return to school with the hope and confidence that comes from having the tools they need to succeed.
We collected supplies and funds from mid-July through early August in our branches and online. In August, over 35 volunteers came together at the Central Parkway YMCA to help organize supplies and stuff backpacks to send out to kids in need in our community.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your donations of supplies and money. You made this possible. Also, a huge thank you to our volunteers who stuffed and distributed the backpacks! You made a crazy time of year a little less stressful for families who truly needed it.
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati