Equip-A-Kid 2023 is happening NOW!

Help children prepare for back to school and life. Your donation removes the financial burden of returning to school all year long . Shop at your favorite store using the list below & drop off by Friday, August 11 or Give a cash gift. 

YOU can help remove barriers for a child and choose how you wish to Equip-A-Kid:

  1. Participate in the Backpack drive. 

Equipping a kid is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

1. Choose a list        

2. Download and shop the list       

3. Fill out the form      

4. Drop-off!

2. Give a cash gift. Your gift will equip kids with basic needs, emergency support, and school supplies. Give Today!

Book Bag Drop off Instructions 

  • The donation deadline is Friday, August 11th  
  • There are two drop-off locations:
  • Beech Acres Parenting Center Headquarters:
    • 615 Elsinore Place 5th Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
    • Donations are accepted Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
    • Drop off your donation at the 1st floor lobby in the RED BIN
  • Gold Fish Swim School:
    • 8253 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
    • Donations are accepted:
      • Monday: 9 a.m. to noon 
      • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
      • Friday: 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
      • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Use the digital QR Code when you drop off your donation to submit your form online. 

Looking For Volunteers

Please volunteer to help us Equip a Kid. We are looking for volunteers on:

  • Friday, August 11
  • Monday, August 14,
  • Tuesday, August 15,

We need help organizing, sorting, counting, and filling backpacks. Please review the available slots and sign-up today.  

Thanks so much for helping kids jump-start a successful school year.