What is Backpacks for Kids?

This program provides children and youth from low-income households with the needed items for a successful school year.

Distributed through schools and community agencies, these kits provide kids and teens the opportunity to share the common experience of their peers – one of excitement for the new school year – while alleviating the financial burden for families. Together, we have distributed over 47,000 backpacks and kits since 2002.

Backpacks across Niagara since 2002

Supplies Included:

  • Backpack
  • Lunch Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Calculator

  • Binder
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Case
  • Highlighter
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Scissors

Due to COVID-19, the Backpacks for Kids program has been adjusted to meet safety requirements.

In lieu of the traditional backpack full, children and youth in need will be provided with a pencil case full of the essentials as well as a $25 gift card to purchase additional required supplies.

  • Calculator
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Glue