CINCINNATI - Some needy local students are getting a leg up on the school year. Volunteers from U.S. Bank gathered Thursday morning to stuff 160 backpacks with school supplies for students at St. Aloysius .
U.S. Bank teamed up with Oregon-based non-profit, Schoolhouse Supplies, to deliver the needed supplies for the orphanage in Cincinnati's Bond Hill neighborhood.
"These simple things are they struggle, their families struggle to provide for them. So to know, to take that pressure off those families, to know they started the year with these things already in hand, it was just such a wonderful blessing for everybody," said Casondra Cooper, chief institutional advancement officer at St. Aloysius.
This isn't the first time U.S. Bank has stepped up to help out St. Aloysius.
"We really believe in the mission and we really believe in the people that lead St. Aloysius. Giving back, everyone thinks it's selfless, it's a little selfish. It feels good to give back to be honest with you, and to do good for others and U.S. Bank, such a powerful bank worldwide, we're in a position to really help the communities we serve in and this is just another example." said Mike Prescott, Cincinnati Region President of U.S. Bank.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28 there will be a book drive at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Commons in Norwood. The books will go to St. Aloysius's new library. They are asking for new and gently used books for kindergarten to high school students.