LOVE the 502
Back-to-School Drive
Now – August 28
We can be a blessing to our local community and abroad! Helping families in need is possible through the generosity of people like you.

Local Community

Although you may not know it, but hundreds of students live on the edge of survival. Many low-income families struggle to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck. There just isn’t enough money to afford basic school supplies and a backpack. With inflation rising, we anticipate the 2022-2023 school year will continue to be challenging for families, leaving little left for items like essential school supplies.

Community Abroad
Since OCC has had a special relationship with the people of Honduras we know that they rank high in poverty among Central American countries, and many families live in insecure conditions. As a result, education in Honduras suffers and some children will drop out of school to help provide for their families. Your donation will help the children with school supplies, aiding in their education.
Ways You Can Help
  • Pick up a shopping list with essential school supplies. Lists are available in the lobby or by clicking a button above.
  • August 14 – 28 | Bring backpacks with supplies to collection area in the lobby.
  • For more information about Monetary Donations please stop by the collection area in the lobby on Sundays. Or to make a monetary donation online:
      • Click the button below
      • Choose “Designated Gifts”
      • Select “Backpack/Local” or “Backpack/Honduras.”
When students are given the supplies, they need:
  • Healthy self-esteem, focus, and better learning outcomes are supported.
  • Giving them a creative outlet can help relieve stress and work through emotions.
  • Their teachers and parents also feel supported by the community, helping create positive learning environments.