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A Look At The 2015 Backpack Give

Posted on: September 19, 2015

Here’s a quick recap of the amazing things that happened through the 2015 Rock City Backpack Give:

With this year’s Backpack Give, we were able to impact students, teachers, and parents of eight Columbus City Schools. And through the Rock City Teacher’s Assistance Fund, 200 teachers and administrators were blessed with $25 Amazon gift cards. They can use these funds to buy supplies and materials for their students and classrooms.

Thanks to our partnership with Chick-Fil-A we received over 10,500 school supplies donated by numerous people throughout the Columbus area. This allowed us to reach even more students, teachers, and families locally than we have ever done before. Over 1,100 students received a backpack full of school supplies and the confidence knowing they can start the school year prepared with all of the tools they will need.

A huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing volunteers who gave their time and made donations to the Backpack give 2015. Over 200 Rock City volunteers showed up and ensured not only that each back-to-school event ran smoothly, but also that each child, parent, and teacher left with a smile.

It is an amazing thing to see our church step up and give back to our city’s future generation and those who are helping mold them each and every day.

Beyond the Backpack Give, we have an opportunity to invest in the lives of the students on a regular basis by becoming a Reading Buddy at one of our partner schools. As a volunteer, you can provide guided reading support, basic learning skills, and much more. Time commitment averages 1 to 4 hours a week during the school day. To get involved, please email


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Posted on: September 1, 2015

On any given school day, it’s not unusual for a Columbus City Schools bus driver to be navigating the city with a full bus. But on August 8, we were honored to partner with local Chick-fil-A restaurants to Stuff the Bus with school supplies for kids in need. Thanks to these generous donations, we’re one step closer […]

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Announcing the 2015 Rock City Backpack Give

Posted on: July 25, 2015

As we gear up for fall, Rock City has our sights set on doubling the impact of our annual Backpack Give. By partnering with Chick-fil-A for the first time, we hope to reach 10 inner-city Columbus City schools and provide more school supplies and backpacks than ever before! Over the next few weeks, five local […]

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Laundry Love 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted on: July 6, 2015

At our fifth annual Laundry Love, over 100 volunteers were able to serve our community through one of the most basic needs of our city—free laundry. In Rock City’s second year expanding to not one, but two, locations—Campus Laundry on Ohio State University’s campus and Courtney’s Laundry in southwest Columbus—volunteers were able to do almost […]

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Jump In To Laundry Love 2015

Posted on: June 3, 2015

The 5th annual Laundry Love is coming up and we want you to jump in and be a part! Last year with the help of over 100 volunteers, we were able to do 350 loads of laundry spreading love to nearly 200 families at 2 different locations in the Columbus area. One of the things we […]

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