Let’s Run It Back, Columbus!

We’ve teamed up with the Columbus Crew to collect donations and provide 28 classrooms with backpacks and school supplies! Help us hit our goal, Columbus, donate now and join us in celebration, Saturday, October 21st for EASE Title Night and Columbus Crew Fan Appreciation Night, the last regular season Crew match of the year!

Run it Back - EASE + Crew

To succeed in school, kids need the right tools. Many students in Franklin and Licking Counties don’t have access to the essential school supplies they need to be successful, and equipping students with these supplies is one of the most important deliveries we can make! For the third time, EASE is proud to partner with NBC4 for their annual Stuff the Backpack campaign.

Whether you #GIVEwithEASE through in-kind or monetary donations, all collaborative efforts make a difference. Together, we can make it EASE-ier for kids in our community to succeed in school this fall!

Every $10 donation provides one BACKPACK for student use, STUFFED with essential supplies.
For $270, you can support an entire classroom with stuffed backpacks.

Donate Now

Financial and material donations are appreciated! Financial donations can be made online or at the EASE SpeakEASEy at Lower.com Field during Columbus Crew soccer matches, simply “round up” when you make a purchase!

You can also donate supplies virtually through our Amazon store and have your supplies sent directly to our secure warehouse!

Donate Supplies


Supplies for grades K-5

  • Blunt scissors
  • Crayons
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Pencils
  • Pocket Folders
  • Ruler
  • Wide Ruled Paper

Supplies for Grades 6-12

  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Pocket Folders (With and without prongs)
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Spiral Notebooks


Stuff the Backpack welcomes physical donations. Drop off essential school supplies at any of our donation sites below. We’ll take care of the rest!

All donations are 100% tax-deductible through NBC4’s Stuff the Backpack fiscal sponsor, the United Way of Central Ohio. Every $10 donation provides at least one student with a school bag and a packet of essential supplies.

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DID YOU KNOW? No matter where you donate, our EASE drivers will be picking up donations at all sites across Central Ohio and we’ll store the goods for the kids.

Use #GIVEwithEASE to share how you’re participating!

Thank you to everyone helping us make a positive impact within Central Ohio.

Have Questions?

Email us at [email protected]