Backpack! Backpack This week was a great reminder of what a wonderful place our region is. I just want to take a moment to tell each of you how much I appreciate you. You make this a great community and the Ashland Alliance is grateful. Your generosity never fails to touch me. For the last couple of weeks, we have been the “drop off point” for the Young Professionals’ Annual Backpack Program. It’s been a little difficult navigating through the office, but each of the 706 backpacks that have been dropped off here represents a child in our community who will start school with the supplies they need, new clothes and shoes to start the school year. It truly warms my heart. I’ve added a few photos so that you may see what its is like getting these in here and getting them out! Thank you to everyone who filled a backpack or donated to the program. Thanks also to the Ashland Alliance Young Professionals and our area Family Resource Centers for making sure this program continues to be a success.