The Backpack Project


Recognizing a need to support the local students and families, The Patchwork Foundation began the Back to School Backpack Giveaway and free family meal in August 2014.  Along with the support of local businesses such as Staples, Hair by Julia, Great Clips, Dr. John Rohrabaugh, DDS and the congregations of the Kinsman United Methodist Church and the Gustavus Federated Church, over 700 filled backpacks, haircuts, and meals have been given away.  


The Patchwork Foundation hosted the 6th Backpack Giveaway and free family meal on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at the Kinsman United Methodist Church. With your generous support, we plan on continuing this giveaway each August!


 You can contribute to this project by making a donation in the online shop Donation Store, Mail in a donation, or Contacting Us



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The Patchwork Foundation

P.O. Box 154

Kinsman, Ohio 44428