Back to School – Backpack Ministry (Reach Out Lakota and Faith Alliance)

Compass Christian Church is participating in this Backpack ministry; and will be handing out supply cards.  Items can be purchased, or a donation can be made online.   If you make an online donation please notify Sarah F.

The 2017 Faith Alliance Help a Child in Need Succeed Backpack Ministry supporting Reach out Lakota’s Back to School Program was another wonderful success! Nine Faith Alliance churches partnered to collect backpacks and school supplies for low-income children at Reach Out Lakota.

The results from the Faith Alliance Churches were:

  • More than 450 children sponsored with school supplies and backpacks
  • More than $14,000 of school supplies donated
  • More than $10,000 in backpacks and miscellaneous supplies donated

According to Sarah Ferguson, ROL Coordinator for Compass Christian Church, our congregation collected 26 backpacks, 4 grocery bags of school supplies + 3 bags of “extra supplies,” and monetary donations totaling $240.  With this, we supported 43-50 needy students.

Reach Out Lakota’s Annual Back to School Supply Drive provides school supplies to over 500 children every year.

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Local children need your help to start

 the school year prepared to learn

It’s officially summer…but it is also time to start thinking about school supplies.
The Reach Out Lakota Annual Back to School Drive is underway! Please take
part in our mission to ensure that all children in the Lakota School District
begin the school year with the tools needed to succeed.



Provide supplies for:
an Early Elementary student for $10
an Elementary student for $15
a High School student for $25 or
a Junior High student for $50
Make a monetary donation
 to Reach Out Lakota
  and let us shop for you**
**or donate by mail at (memo: Back to School) PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071

The following types of school supplies are critical to the success of students enrolled in our program. Donate any combination of these items or focus on one item:

  • Backpacks (Youth to Adult Size)
  • Scientific Calculator (TI 30XIIS)
  • Graphing Calculator (TI 83 or TI 84)
  • 3-Ring Binders (1″, 1.5″, or 2″)
  • Dividers (5 or 8 Tab)
  • Headphones
  • Folders – 2 Pocket w/Prongs (Plastic)
  • Ink Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
  • Highlighters
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Index Cards (Lined)
  • Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
  • Scissors (5″ or 7″)
  • Pencils (Yellow #2)
 *Please note that we no longer accept the donation of used school supplies for this program.