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Tools For School 2022

The Tools for School program helps low-income children and teens in our area to begin the school year on a positive note by providing each one of them with a backpack filled with the supplies for his/her school and grade. To meet this goal, we are asking for your help in collecting supplies and packing backpacks. This is a wonderful project for churches, organizations, businesses and anyone interested in helping young people in our community. The deadline to drop off donated supplies is Thursday, July 29. You may bring supplies to the Eastside office. Monetary donations are also gladly accepted. The cost of a backpack full of supplies is $45. Please make checks payable to ECM and mark it “Tools for School”. Supplies will be packed August 3 & 4. and distributed on Thursday, August 5 at the Zanesville Middle School on Blue Avenue. Individuals and groups interested in helping may call the ECM office at 740-452-7519.

School Supplies Needed

  • EXPO Brand markers
  • CRAYOLA Brand colored pencils - 12 pk.
  • CRAYOLA Brand crayons - 24 ct.
  • Ruled white index cards
  • Pink erasers
  • ELMERS Brand glue sticks
  • WIDE RULE composition books
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Notebook Filler paper
Eastside Community Ministry Special Outreach Tools For School

Tools For School relies heavily on the community’s support.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • The 2022 “Stuff the Bus” for Tools for Schools will take place Saturday, July 17 at the Wal-Mart North on Maple Ave. from 10-2. Stop by to pick up a “supplies needed” list, shop and drop off outside at the front of the store.
  • Make a monetary donation by mailing a check/cash to Eastside Community Ministry, P.O. Box 965, Zanesville, OH 43702-0965.
  • Donate using our dontation form below.
  • Purchase school supplies to donate.
    (Please drop off your donations to Eastside Community Ministry in a sealed bag Monday – Thursday from 9AM-4PM.)
  • Call Eastside Community Ministry at 740-452-7519 and sign up to VOLUNTEER!

Donate Today Contact Us

Applications will be accepted at Eastside Community Ministry, 221 Stillwell Street, Zanesville, Monday, July 18 – July 21, 2022 from 9am-4pm for students in grades 1st – 12th attending schools in Muskingum County. You must have the following information with you when you are completing your application:
  • ID for parent/guardian completing application,
  • Identification for the child (Birth Certificate, SS Card, or Medical Card)
  • Proof of Address

Please note: Applications will ONLY be accepted in person during the time frame mentioned above.

Online Donation Form