When children are confident and prepared, they go to school with a greater ability to learn – but for many families, the cost of a backpack filled with school supplies is a major source of stress.
That’s where the Guelph Community Backpack Drive comes in.
The program, facilitated by Lakeside Hope House, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and the Salvation Army has a target of one-thousand backpacks filled with school supplies to be provided to local students in need. Ursula Rinne is the coordinator of the Backpack project. She says equipping children with school supplies for September can be a stressful time for struggling families.
In addition to backpacks and lunchbags, Rinne says, they’re especially in need of items for the older students including geometry sets, highlighters, and ball-point pens. They’re still accepting donations and looking for volunteers this week
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