BACKPACKS FOR KIDS

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.

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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

We know that better is possible. With your help we can ensure kids have everything they need to succeed.

How to get involved

Sponsor your own packing party. Have you and your coworkers or a group of friends get together to help pack all of the supplies into backpacks or pencil cases. We always need packages ready to give to children in the community. The program typically runs once per year in August. Contact [email protected] to learn more about how a packing party works.

2022 Backpacks For Kids Sponsors:

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1582

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1287

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1263

General Motors St. Catharines Propulsion Plant

Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines

Lion’s Club of Merritton