Drop by Staples Owen Sound from Thursday, August 22nd to Saturday, August 24th and help us Stuff The Bus full of school supplies for our Backpack Program. Our Stuff The Bus event is an opportunity for the public to give back to their community by donating school supplies or by
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Don’t miss “Geeky Trivia Night” Saturday, July 27th at 7 pm presented by Scenic City Game Emporium in support of the United Way Bruce Grey’s Backpack Program. To take part, simply pre-register your teams of 2 to 4 people before Friday, July 26th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519-416-1230.
Since 2005, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have packed and distributed over 23,000 backpacks to children of low income homes right across Bruce and Grey Counties. This summer, we will pack our 25,000th backpack and we are inviting you to help us celebrate by taking part in
The United Way Bruce Grey has TWO VIP TICKETS to see THE ROLLING STONES with a PREPAID PARKING PASS up for auction in support of their Backpack Program!
Seize this “one-chance-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to see THE ROLLING STONES on their NO FILTER TOUR as part of CANADA ROCKS live in concert at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds on Saturday, June 29, 2019! Through Sydenham Auctions, we are holding an online auction for TWO TICKETMASTER ISSUED VIP TICKETS (row 30)
Looking for a gift for that special educator? We are proud to announce our Teacher Thank You Campaign.
Looking for an end of year gift for that special educator? Lucky for you, today is the United Way Day of Action and we are proud to announce our Teacher Thank You Campaign. You can participate by donating $20 to sponsor each fully stocked backpack in honour of your special
Final numbers are in for the 2018 Backpack Program and we were able to achieve a record year! Quick Look At The Numbers 2456 Students in Bruce Grey received a backpack and school supplies to begin the year. That’s 400 more than last year! It was almost a 50/50 split
Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership with Staples Owen Sound for the Backpack Program A lot has changed since the United Way of Bruce Grey’s backpack program launched in 2005. The number of requests continues to rise. We’ve had amazing summer students. We’ve even started putting toothbrushes in the bags! But
The United Way of Bruce Grey has supplied more than 2400 backpacks to low income/underprivileged students across Bruce and Grey Counties this year, setting a new high for the program that began in 2005. Backpacks are provided to students of all ages and backgrounds across Bruce and Grey, from Tobermory
Agency requested backpacks from the program have risen 16% from 2017, going from 1326 to 1534. “I am concerned if we see an increase of 16% in requests from the individuals in our community, the overall demand for the program could exceed 2,400 backpacks, 400 more than we anticipated” explains
The United Way is excited to announce that Sarah Raynsford has been hired as the 2018 Backpack Program Co-ordinator. A recent graduate of St Mary’s High School Sarah is also a provincial champion figure skater. Packing and distributing such a large number of backpacks requires an extensive amount of