Each year, OAPSE members, leaders, staff and community partners give back to the areas in which we live and work by feeding hungry children.
Through the OAPSE Making a Difference, Inc. foundation (OMAD), union members have raised more than $60,000 and fed 10,000 students in schools across Ohio. This year, we will distribute totes of meals, drinks and healthy snacks to 2,000 pre-K through second-grade students in Canton City Schools.
On May 21, leaders of OAPSE locals 161, 161A, 609 and 107 will join with OAPSE state officers and Canton City Schools officials to distribute the bags. Between now and then, we need your help!
All money we raise through tax-deductible donations from OAPSE members, locals, districts and business partners in our communities is used to purchase food and supplies that go directly to hungry children, and every donation makes a difference.
We need your help to make our project in Canton a success. The students in Canton 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
We also encourage you to solicit tax-deductible donations from businesses in your community. Click Solicitation letter 2019 OMAD for more information about how to make a donation.
Thanks for all your help with our mission to feed hungry kids in our communities.
Click below to see a short video about the OMAD project in Zanesville City Schools last year and how you can help us raise money for 2019.