Buckeye Power's Backpack Campaign Provides School Supplies to Children in Need

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Buckeye Power Sales is proud to announce that its first charitable campaign was a huge success.

This project opened my eyes as to how many families struggle to afford school supplies and I'm glad we were able to help out.

Starting the school year off on the right foot, Buckeye Power Sales is pleased to announce the success of its first Charitable Backpack Campaign and looks forward to hosting many more charity drives in the future.

Thanks to the assistance of several dedicated volunteer campaign chairpersons and many highly-involved volunteers, monetary donations were collected and used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students from low-income families. Donations in the form of supplies were also collected from company employees. All donations were distributed to nominated schools in BPS territory.

Kinder Elementary School, the donations for which were handled by Abby Keller and Joe Downs, received 12 backpacks and other essential school supplies. Another recipient was Woodland Elementary, which was given 10 new thumb drives and several backpacks. For students from Monrovia Elementary through Monrovia High School, Gabbie Hardin and Haley Leedy collected eight backpacks. The Buckeye Power Sales Twinsburg office also contributed, with Judi Trowbridge distributing 10 packed backpacks to Wilcox Primary School. Jon Pinney and Kathy Conrad were another major part of Twinsburg's successful campaign, while in Blacklick, Kathy Casdorph filled 30 backpacks. Lastly, Westfall Local Schools and Hannah Ashton Middle School received assistance from Mike Rader, Danielle Harlan, Thomas Schlaegal, Tony Crandall, and Craig Casdorph.

Administration and staff at all of the schools were extremely appreciative and confirmed that the drive has benefited local communities tremendously. Tom Bohls, President of Buckeye Power Sales, was pleased to see that a joint effort could make such a positive impact. "I enjoyed seeing so many employees come together from across the company to donate their time and money to support kids in our local communities,” Bohls stated. “This project opened my eyes as to how many families struggle to afford school supplies and I'm glad we were able to help out."

In the future, the company aims to host another charity drive closer to the upcoming holidays.

"Because our company has always placed such a great emphasis on the needs of our customers, it is only fitting that we continue to show our support through not only our business practices, but through our actions,” Bohls continued. “I am optimistic that the success of our charity drives will only increase and we can continue to help those in need."

About the Company:
Since 1947, Buckeye Power Sales has been working to provide solutions to both residents and businesses through on-site power systems. It serves the power needs of customers in Indiana and Ohio with a high regard for great customer service. Having a quick response time, providing excellent service, and fostering long-term client relationships are all major parts of the BPS mission.

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