OAPSE Making a Difference to Benefit Lima City Schools

Lima City Schools will be the beneficiary of the OAPSE Making a Difference project for Spring 2017. More information will follow soon about our effort to feed hungry students in the schools where workers are represented by locals 137, 443 and 306.

It’s never too early — or late — to make a tax-deductible contribution! See below for a link to more information on how to donate.

No child should go hungry. But OAPSE members know that thousands of Ohio children don’t get enough to eat. We wanted to help – so we started OAPSE Making a Difference, Inc. (OMAD) to help feed hungry public school students across our state.

In May 2016, we targeted East Cleveland City Schools, where OAPSE Local 181 members provide services to children from the most impoverished families in the state. We stuffed and delivered tote bags filled with non-perishable food items to 1,500 elementary and middle school students in five schools throughout the district. More than 100 participants in the 2016 OAPSE Conference visited Chambers Elementary School to meet students and deliver the totes.

OAPSE members have also helped hungry students at Fairland Local Schools, where workers belong to Local 345; and Columbus City Schools, where the Columbus School Employees Association is made up of 11 local unions representing nearly 3,000 members.

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to OMAD. You can make the donation as an individual. And your local union and district can also donate!