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
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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
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
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
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
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
Job Description The United Way is looking for an outgoing college or university marketing or communication student to plan and organize its annual Backpack Program. Student would be responsible for seeking donations of both funds and product to support the program, work with volunteers, network with area agencies and donors.