Our Backpack Program is back and we would appreciate your help!

Your support will make a huge difference to local children in need.

It’s that time of the year again! Our Backpack Program is back and we would really appreciate your support.

2022 marks the 18th year for our Backpack Program and over the years, due to the amazing generosity of our donors, we have distributed over 30,000 backpacks to children of low income families across Bruce and Grey Counties. We are humbled that so many children have been touched with kindness by so many members of the community.

This year, due to rising inflation and soaring food and gas costs, local families are finding it hard to make ends meet. Your support would mean the world to a parent struggling to provide the basic needs for their family and will help spread hope and smiles to children when they are able to start school in September with everything they need.

To find out more about our Backpack Program, please visit www.Backpacks4Kids.ca or call 519-376-1560.

To make a direct difference to a child in need, you can make a secure online donation through Canada Helps at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/61023.

Donations are also accepted by phone at 519-376-1560/1-800-794-1728 or by mail or in person at: United Way of Bruce Grey, 380 9th Street East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1.

To register for our Backpack Program, simply call 211. 211 is free, confidential and available 24/7.

Thank you so much for your support!