Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time for what has become a very meaningful tradition in OAPSE – feeding hungry kids in schools where OAPSE members work.
We do this through our OAPSE/AFSCME Making a Difference, Inc. foundation (OMAD). All money we raise through tax-deductible donations from OAPSE members, locals and districts is used to purchase food and supplies that go directly to hungry children in communities where OAPSE members live and work.
Click on the video below to learn more about what we do and how you can help!
This year, we are raising funds to feed 1,368 K-4 students in Lima City Schools, where members are represented by locals 137, 443 and 306. All the kids will receive tote bags full of non-perishable meals, snacks and drinks. Again this year, we are partnering with Champion Food Service, which greatly discounts the cost of the food.
“We are thrilled to be able to help the kids in our schools this year and very honored that our OAPSE brothers and sisters are willing to be so generous to the students in our district,” said Sandy Wheeler, OAPSE state secretary and president of the OAPSE Making a Difference Foundation.
“We really want to build OMAD and keep making a real difference for the students who need our help. It’s so rewarding and meaningful, and it truly impacts their lives,” she said.
To date, we have raised nearly $30,000 and provided food to more than 6,000 hungry kids.
We need your help to make our project in Lima a success. The students in Lima City Schools are among the most economically-disadvantaged in Ohio. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us feed them.
OAPSE members, locals and districts can make donations to OAPSE Making a Difference, Inc. Checks should be sent to:
OAPSE/AFSCME Making a Difference
6805 Oak Creek Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Thanks for all your help with our mission to feed hungry kids in our communities.