Jean Griffith Back-to-School Outreach by Welcome Warehouse

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The Jean Griffith Back-to-School Outreach is a special event that provides free backpacks and school supplies to students in need in the Dublin City School district. In 2020 we supported 575 local school children. We anticipate distributing the same or more during our 2021 outreach!

2021 Drive-Thru Event

Welcome Warehouse will host an entertaining drive-thru event for families to pick up backpacks and school supplies from the safety of their cars. Entertainers will be along the route and community partners will distribute information and goodies. Students must be enrolled in Dublin City Schools for the 2021/2022 school year.

Registration begins July 1st. Advanced Registration Required!

School supply pick up will be by appointment only on August 7th.

How to Register

The Back-to-School program is now full and we are unable to take additional registrations.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Back-to-School event, please email Volunteers are needed to sort supplies, transport them to the church and help at the August 7th event.

Donate Supplies or Sponsor a Drive

Welcome Warehouse collects backpacks and school supplies year-round.  If you are interested in donating items for this event, please let us know! Businesses, scout troops, sports teams, church groups, book clubs and other organizations can contact for more information.

To purchase supplies online visit Roonga. All items will be shipped directly to Welcome Warehouse before the event.

School supplies are listed below. Donations can be dropped off by contacting

Program Sponsors

If you are a organization that would like to be part of this event, please send an email to

Community Partner Invitation

Thank you to our 2021 Donation Drive Sponsors and Event Participants:

  • American Red Cross
  • America’s ToothFairy
  • Child Development Council of Franklin County (Headstart Preschool)
  • City of Dublin Police Department
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library-Dublin Branch
  • Costco-Plain City
  • Dublin Arts Council
  • Dublin City Schools
  • Dublin Community Foundation
  • Dublin Community Swim Team (Sea Dragons)
  • Dublin Food Pantry
  • Dublin Recreation Center
  • Dublin Youth Athletics
  • First Merchants Bank
  • Flourish Chiropractic
  • Indian Run United Methodist Church
  • Living Hope Church
  • Nationwide Children’s Close to Home
  • Ohio Health
  • Olivia Claire Obrahta Foundation
  • Roonga, Inc.
  • Syntero
  • The Lindy Infante Foundation
  • Vineyard Church
  • Vista Community Church
  • Washington Township Fire Department

Contact Us About Our Back-to-School Outreach

Need Help with School Supplies? Email

To volunteer contact

To donate supplies contact

If you are a community organization that would like to be part of this event, please send an email to

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