Queen Massaline, Sr. Community Engagement Coordinator, and Jessica Chislett (below), Community Engagement Coordinator, stuff backpacks during The Great Big Backpack Build event at Valencia College’s West Campus. 

Members of OUC’S Community Engagement team joined more than 100 volunteers in stuffing backpacks with essential school supplies at A Gift For Teaching’s annual The Great Big Backpack Build. Held at Valencia College’s West Campus on June 23, 2022, the 90-minute event produced 5,000 school-ready backpacks. Two other Great Big Backpack Builds were expected to yield 10,000 stuffed backpacks, with all 15,000 going to underserved Orange and Osceola county public schools students.

OUC was a corporate sponsor of the event for the eighth consecutive year, contributing funds toward the cost of school supplies.