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Care and Share with New School Supplies

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The Caring and Sharing Exchange is a local charity that provides assistance to Ottawa residents who face economic hardship, regardless of age, ethnicity, creed or culture.

As part of their Sharing in Student Success program, the Nepean Centrepointe branch is accepting donations of new school supplies. 

Most-needed items for September 2019:

  • New backpacks (child or youth-sized, with no corporate logos, offensive designs, or text)
  • Blunt scissors (only scissors that are appropriate for children)
  • Geometry sets
  • Pencil crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Calculators