Join Us in Helping Local Schoolchildren

The Cleary Company again will be hosting a collection for Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack and in 2020 we’re partnering with our friends at Frog Hauling. We want to fill a dumpster FULL with backpacks and school supplies! Since 2015 our Team has been committed to giving kids in our community much needed school supplies. Let’s join together to help every child start their school year ready to chase their dreams and take on the world!

Why should you support Operation Backpack?

Did you know there are many families in our local communities who struggle meeting basic needs and can’t afford a backpack and/or school supplies for their children? It’s last on the list when they don’t have resources to meet expenses like food, utilities, mortgages or rent and so on. On average, school fees and supplies costs from $696 to $1,300 per child. When you can give a backpack and school supplies, you are helping children AND their parents who are working hard to make ends meet. You’re giving hope to the entire family!

Our Team had so much fun last year stuffing 25 backpacks so in 2020 our goal is to double that! We’re not competitive though, right? We welcome all our clients, friends, vendors, suppliers and trade partners to join us in helping to meet our ambitious goal. If you have supplies ready, you can drop them off at our office located at 989A Old Henderson Rd, 43220. To make sure we can get all of the backpacks and supplies to Volunteers of America office in time for distribution to the children, please drop off by August 12th!

Click here for the 2020 Recommended Supplies List.

Why Frog Hauling?

As part of our 2020 events theme Build Better – Live Better – Be Better, each month The Cleary Company is partnering with our trusted vendors to bring you useful information along with tips, tricks and trends for your home and Frog Hauling is our dumpster company of choice for our job sites. Their dumpster sizes range from as small as 6 cubic yards up to 20 cubic yards allowing any homeowner or contractor to choose the right size for their job. Additionally, Frog Hauling makes every effort possible to recycle items after their dumpsters are picked up. They are the only Columbus hauling service the provides the ability for the customer to help recycle their property. Our Team truly appreciates Frog Hauling’s fast reliable customer service and their uniformed professionally trained and helpful employees.

Since our in person events have all temporarily moved to online we hope you’ll join us on Facebook Live for our backpack stuffing event. Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Enjoy these photos from past year’s collections!

2019 April Howe – Marketing Coordinator delivering our collected donations to Volunteers of America office on Broad St
2019 We collected and stuffed 25 backpacks, plus an additional box of supplies!
2018 Our Team collected and stuffed 13 backpacks plus an additional 4 bags of supplies!
2013 Our Team’s first year collecting we stuffed 2 backpacks plus an addition 2 bags of supplies!
2018 George trying to get Russell to pose for a photo!