Every child deserves an equal opportunity to learn and thrive, but without the appropriate tools, children face additional barriers holding them back in their ability to fully participate. The Backpacks for Kids program helps level the playing field.
“So much of what a student is able to achieve begins with a positive mindset,” said Lisa Scheer, Principal at James Morden Public School. “When a student is armed with the right tools to succeed, they feel prepared to take on new learning challenges with confidence. Thanks to the United Way’s backpack program, students at James Morden benefit from donations of backpacks and school supplies to get their school year started on the right foot. Support from the United Way reminds our students what it means to have a Strong HEART, a Strong MIND, and a Strong COMMUNITY!”
Investing in a child’s education is an investment in our future. Through the Backpacks for Kids program, we are supporting children with the tools they need to excel academically, boost confidence and support the development of essential life skills. Every child – regardless of their background, family income or neighbourhood – deserves the opportunity to thrive at school, both in the classroom and on the playground.
Together with our generous sponsors, we are helping to create a brighter future for children and the communities they live in.