(September 2016, Berea, Ohio) OhioGuidestone received a donation of 100 backpacks filled with school supplies from AT&T Pioneers Ohio Chapter. Senator Thomas Patton participated in the event, helping to commemorate the 10th year for this activity that has helped hundreds of area children since the program began.
The backpacks were filled with notebooks, folders, a ruler, glue sticks, highlighters, a pencil pouch and pencils. According to Senator Patton, “I am pleased to join the employees and retirees of AT&T to help give back to the community in this way. Receiving backpacks filled with new school supplies helps provide a big boost to the self-esteem of children from underprivileged areas.”