Today we are saying goodbye to Jasmine, our Backpack Program Coordinator. 2021 was one busy backpack season and Jasmine took on the task of packing the backpacks (nearly 2000 backpacks so far!!) and the coordination of the volunteers with ease. Our thanks and appreciation go out to Jasmine for everything
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At the United Way of Bruce Grey, our Backpack Program is in full swing! For over 17 years, our organization has been committed to providing fully stocked backpacks to children of low income families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have distributed over 28,000 backpacks to children in
Today, we are so happy (and extremely thankful) to share a story about Joan Zapf. Her caring generosity will make a big difference to local children in need.
Today, we are so happy (and extremely thankful) to share a story about Joan Zapf. Joan was a local woman who believed in giving back to her community and especially helping children in need. Unfortunately, Joan recently passed away but previous to her death, she purchased close to 100 children’s
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Program is back for it’s 17th year and we could use your support!
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Program is back and we would really appreciate your support! 2021 marks the 17th year for our Backpack Program and over the years, due to the amazing generosity of our donors, we have distributed 28,642 backpacks to children of low income families
Looking back on our 2020 Backpack Program – our donors were there for our vulnerable kids. We are so #thankful for the support.
Our 2021 Backpack Program will soon be upon us and we are super excited to get started! 2020 marked our 16th year of providing fully stocked backpacks to children in low income families across Bruce and Grey Counties. Last year, during the pandemic, we distributed a record 2,700 backpacks to
Our “Thank An Educator” is back! You can thank your favourite educator and sponsor a backpack in their name.
This Christmas, why not consider a donation to our Backpack Program in honour of that amazing teacher, educational assistant or early childhood educator. For a donation of just $20, we will provide a customized certificate in printed or digital format. We can send the educator a customized certificate by email
As our Backpack Program begins to wind down for the summer, we are so thankful for so many people and organizations who came together to help make a difference in the lives of local children. We wish to thank all of our AMAZING donors and volunteers whose support is the
Have you registered for backpacks through our Backpack Program? If so, you will receive a call letting you know that your backpacks have arrived at the pick-up depot. As of today, only Kincardine and Tara will be open tomorrow for pick-ups. The rest of the locations will be ready later
Stuff The Bus is happening right now at Staples Owen Sound! Be sure to stop by and say hello. We will be on site collecting school supplies and monetary donations for our Backpack Program. We will be here for the same hours as Staples which is 9 am – 9
Yesterday, in honour of our 22nd Anniversary, we challenged our friends and supporters to help us mark the occasion and celebrate by donating $22 to our Backpack Program. Many of you rose to the challenge and we thank you all. We really appreciate your support! We also challenged our Backpack