Our Back to School Program is an annual late summer event where parents can sign their school children up for a backpack with grade appropriate supplies, haircut voucher to a local salon, and try on and pick out a new pair of tennis shoes. COA works with the school office to pay for school fees, if needed.
Covington Outreach Association's 2022 Back to School Program Recap
The Covington Outreach Association provided 50 students from 21 families with a backpack and grade level supplies. Shoes for the Shoeless joined us again this year and provided shoes and socks. This year 19 free haircuts at All For You Salon and Great Clips were given away to the same children. We also provided our families with breakfast groceries to start the year off right.
Covington Outreach Association's 2021 Back to School Program Recap
The Covington Outreach Association provided 47students, including preschoolers, from 22 families with a backpack and grade level supplies. New in 2021, we hosted Shoes for the Shoeless, a Dayton area nonprofit which provides children with properly fitted shoes and socks. Seventy four pairs of shoes left that day for 47 children with huge smiles! Additionally, 17 free haircuts at several area salons and barber shops were given away to the same children.
Identification, proof of residency in Covington, proof of income and a short intake survey are required for participation.