Tom Fennessy / Mike Harden
Welcome to the Tom Fennessy / Mike Harden Back-to-School Project Website
Our 2012 drive is starting with the help of Joe Blundo, a columnist for The Columbus Dispatch and good friend of
Mike’s. Tom Fennessy and Mike Harden were both former columnists for The Columbus Dispatch, and very
enthusiastic advocates for the underprivileged. Because of them, this project has grown from helping 365
children in 1998 to helping over 8,500 children this year.
We are asking for your support again this year. By making a donation to help children in need, you allow them to begin the school year with dignity, equipped with necessary educational supplies.
Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of these children!
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, registered in the State of Ohio.
Our federal tax-exempt number is 31-1657710.
If you would like to help the Back-to-School Project you can make a donation using a credit card or your Paypal account by clicking the button below.
Organizations We Help
Homeless Families Foundation
YWCA Family Center
Jewish Family Services
Action for Children
Cambodian Refugee Services
Columbus Franklin County Community Action Agency
Mother’s Helper Day Care
Directions for Youth and Family
Patches of Light (siblings of critically ill children)
Reach Out & Read (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Franklin County Children’s Services-Kinship Program
St. Vincent DePaul Society – Saturday AM Delivery
Columbus Housing Partnership
Southwestern City Schools
Miami Trace Kindergarten
Communities in School
Franklin County Board of Health
Westside Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Boys’ & Girls’ Club-Milo Grogan Branch
Williamsport Free Store
Mt. Sterling Community Center
Project Connect-Homeless Children’s Program in Columbus Public Schools
H.E.L.P. House – London, Ohio
St. Stephen’s Community House
Harding High School-Special Education
The Well at Sunnyside – Fayette County
St. Vincent Family Center
Hands on Central Ohio
Run the Race Club
Run the Race Club