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Programs and Projects
AAO currently has two commitments: The Free Store in Cincinnati manages the Rent Assistance Program for Ohio residents and the Welcome House in Covington manages the Rent Assistance Program for Northern Kentucky Residents. The organizations receive $13,000 annually to disperse funds to individuals that might be in need. Emergency requests are considered on an as-needed basis.
SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM
During July, over 30,000 school supplies are collected from participating apartment communities and individual businesses to collect donated school supplies. The Outreach Board works closely with neighborhood Service Center Coordinators to identify apartment communities who have children in need of school supplies. Additional items are purchased to fulfill the school requirements. Items collected are sorted into backpacks and are given to the children at a picnic. In August 500 -1,700 backpacks full of school supplies are donated to inner city children. Click here for more information on volunteering. Click here for the Volunteer Form.
Outreach provides needed materials for senior groups including personal and household products. A catered lunch along with entertainment, door prizes and a blanket is provided to every resident.
*St. Cecilia School in Independence, KY received a Canon Copier, school supplies, two computers, tables, and printer.
*A.D. Owens Elementary of Newport Independent School District received 12 boxes of school and art supplies.
* Over 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer was donated to Covington Independent Schools as well as the Welcome House in Covington to be distributed.
* A donation of 100 fans to Clermont County Senior Center.
CANNED GOOD DRIVE
Our Canned Good Distribution project will distribute canned foods to at least four community pantries every other month. We are receiving direct donations for this drive along with our general fund raising efforts.