Every child has a backpack -- every backpack has a child is the cornerstone philosophy behind the United Way's annual Backpack Program. The United Way wants school to be a positive experience for all children, regardless of their economic situation.
By providing school supplies to low income children, the you are providing the tools needed, for children, to start off the school year ready to learn.
Since 2005, donors have helped us distribute over 24 000 backpacks throughout Bruce and Grey Counties.
But we need your help more than ever. In 2018 there were 400 more requests for backpacks than ever before. We need you help to meet this growing need.
We work with wholesalers to get the best price, and this is the breakdown of the costs of a fully stocked backpack:
Primary Backpack - $35
Intermediate Backpack - $60
Senior Backpack - $75
High School Backpack - $110