Gently Used Backpack Collection
As you prepare this month for back-to-school with new school supplies, we hope you will consider donating your old, gently used backpacks to be used by Cincinnati Immigrant Transit Assistance (CITA). CITA is a diverse group of volunteers who are greeting immigrants traveling through Cincinnati to their new homes in the United States. They provide them with donated necessities, food, and welcoming smiles in their short layovers. The backpacks are used to pack these items for ease of carrying. (Please note: CITA creates a safe environment by keeping a low profile in the community at large and our hope is that you will be discreet if you share this information.)
If you'd like to contribute to this cause, please place your donations in the bin in the narthex (lobby) any Sunday in August and we will make sure they get to those in need.