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We're accepting school supplies for children in need - learn how you can help!

18/07/2019

OPL is once again helping the Caring and Sharing Exchange with the collection of school supplies for their Sharing in Student Success program. This program provides backpacks full of school supplies to children from families in need. After the 2018 fundraising campaign, a total of 4,007 children received back-to-school assistance. With one in six children in Canada living in poverty, the organizers expect the need for assistance will continue to rise. Let’s give every child the chance to go to school with their heads held high!

Donations are being accepted from June 2019 - August 2019 at the following branches:

Not sure what to donate?

Items that are most needed this year are:

  • New backpacks
  • Blunt scissors 
  • Geometry sets
  • Pencil crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Calculators

Note: donations should not have corporate logos, offensive designs or text

Get more information about the kind of donations/supplies that are most useful, how to make a financial donation or arrange for a large donation. 

Comments

What a wonderful initiative! Huge thanks to everyone who helped organize this.

I'm curious if it's possible to make a monetary donation - partly for ease but also in case there is a surplus of one item and a deficiency of another, you or the school/family can purchase what is required.

You can contact the Caring and Sharing Exchange directly to arrange monetary donations:
Phone: 613-226-6434
Email: info@CaringandSharing.ca