Backpacks being stuffed for Guelph and area kids
A handful of local organizations have stepped in to assist, stocking backpacks for children from junior kindergarten up to high school. The Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington has teamed up with Staples to assemble backpacks for over 150 students, including holding several fundraising barbecues earlier this month.
“It appears burberry bags sale that we raised, through the two barbecues, a total of $750,” said Mark McKee, gen burberry bags sale eral manager of Staples on Woodlawn Road. “It’s about $20 per backpack, but it depends on the age of the child and the grade they’re going into.”
McKee said each Staples store partners with a group of its choosing to support a back to school initiative, and his store is aiming for $4200 raised to help the Community Resource Centre’s backpack program. The group will purchase supplies and pack and distribute the backpacks with the funds raised.
The 1 Stone Road Social/Charity Committee has also raised funds to fill and donate an additional 100 backpacks into the Guelph school system. Kim Leach, a group member, said the backpacks would be donated to the Upper Grand District School Board.
“At least the last five or six ye burberry bags sale ars, we’ve donated up to two dozen bags,” said Leach. “This year we were able to do more.” While the bags won’t be as fully stocked or large burberry bags sale as previous years, Leach said, they still hold basic supplies to help students struggling to make it back to school. “At least this way we can touch more people.”