Updates on Our Community

Holidays 2021
Thanksgiving Meals Distributed
Volunteers and community donations made Thanksgiving happy for 27 families this year.

Meals and extras were distributed Monday, Nov. 22 along with our regular shopping day, meaning neighbors went home with cars full of food.

In addition to turkeys, families received stuffing, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, fruit, peas,
applesauce, gravy and brownie mix. Pies were
also available.

Donations came from Covenant Presbyterian Church, a regular supporter of our Thanksgiving efforts, and several individuals.

Many of our regular volunteers turned out to help our neighbors make their shopping choices and load their cars. The giving continued as Mr. Boro's Tavern hosted "Friendsgiving" the night before the big day and collected for the pantry as well.

We are grateful for all of you!
Church Food Drives Continue
The pastors of Springboro committed to holding monthly food drives throughout 2021 to benefit SCAC.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for hosted its drive in October.

Interfaith Event Coordinator Tiffany Carlisle spearheaded the effort. Tiffany also staffed a booth at the Boro Boo Fest in North Park and delivered a second round of bin filling donations.

Jubilee Church collected in mid-November. They staged a competition between the men and the women of the church that resulted in a truck load of donations (below). They also contributed a sizeable check.

Newspring Church will host its collection the first weekend of December.

Pastor Jed Dearing of St. Francis Episcopal Church said the monthly drives will continue in the new year. Please watch our Facebook page for specific announcements about food drive dates and our latest list of what we need the most.
High School Donates Multiple Ways
Springboro High School has made several contributions to our pantry in recent weeks. Ashley Astin organized a very successful food drive.

Panther Madness on Nov. 12 brought more donations thanks to those who organized and attended that evening's basketball games.

The food service department also made significant contributions to our Thanksgiving efforts.
Neighbors' Fun Run Nets Nice Donation
Neighbors on Woodbridge Court in Springboro started a "beer run" to help their kids reconnect when home on college breaks.

The event has grown to include more than 40 people who also donate to the SCAC. Their donations earn them stops at several stations to enjoy some holiday cheer. We are grateful for their enthusiasm!
New Shelving Installed
New shelves have been installed in our pantry thanks to our community's generosity and the work of volunteers.

Jed, Greg and Martin assembled the six new units on Sunday, Nov. 7. Thank you, gentlemen!
Thank You to Our Community
Our community has been so generous in stocking our pantry! Alison Liddic and the Springboro Chamber of Commerce filled our bins in early November.

Synergy Chiropractic also conducted its annual drive resulting, as usual, in what we affectionately term "a food mountain."

Otterbein's corporate offices also collected several boxes of canned goods for us.

Meanwhile, Springboro Police Department personnel who participated in No Shave November donated all their proceeds to the SCAC.

Proving that our community knows how much details matter, our the local Jonathan Wright chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated several bags and wrapping for birthday gifts.

Thank you all!
Library Collecting Toiletries
The Franklin-Springboro Public Library will be collecting toiletries for the Springboro Community Assistance Center and the Franklin Area Community Services (The Pantry).

For each new, unopened toiletries donation, patrons will be entered for a chance to win a prize basket containing numerous fun and useful items donated by the Library.

Donate unopened toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, baby wipes, disposable razors, toilet tissue, dental floss, and paper towels from November 26 through December 23, 2021.

Items can be donated at both library locations. For more information, call either the Franklin Library at 937-746-2665 or the Springboro Library at 937-748-3200.
Donate from Your Investment Accounts
Did you know? If you are over 70, you can make charitable contributions from your IRA?

A Qualified Charitable Distribution is an easy way to support the Springboro Community Assistance Center.

This is the time of year to also consider whether you have any IRAs you are required to make withdrawals from. The “Required Minimum Distribution” can also be donated!

Learn more and talk to your financial professional.

What We Need
Springboro Community Assistance Center is grateful for all donations. Here is what we need the most right now.

  • dog food
  • shampoo WITH conditioner
  • individual bags of chips
  • individual/microwaveable cups of mac-n-cheese
  • individual/microwavable cups of ravioli
  • Pop Tarts
  • breakfast bars/granola bars/protein bars
  • muffins
  • fruit snacks
  • individual size drinks (Gatorade, water bottles and juice boxes/bottles)

Please note that we cannot use expired items, opened items, or loose items (i.e. granola bars that are not in the box they came in).

Please note that we also do not accept used clothing or household items.

There are drop boxes outside the Educare building next to Springboro Junior High School (1629 South Main Street, Springboro, Ohio). Donations are accepted at any time!
Register Your Grocery Cards
You can help SCAC keep the food flowing in many different ways. If you shop at Kroger or Dorothy Lane Market, register your rewards cards so their Community Rewards and Good Neighbor Programs benefit SCAC.

Go online to www.kroger.com or www.dorothylane.com or visit customer service. A percentage of your total will be donated to SCAC every time you shop.
PayPal Allows Recurring Donations
Did you know: SCAC accepts donations via PayPal. Want to give regularly? Set up a recurring donation!

If you give from a bank account instead of a credit card, there are no fees! (We pay the fees which reduces your donation.) And it's secure! 

Thanks to everyone who has already donated through PayPal and who set up recurring donations! We appreciate you!

If you prefer to send a check, you can mail it to Springboro Community Assistance Center, P.O. Box 1042, Springboro, Ohio 45066, or stop by with your donation during our distribution hours on Mondays between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.