StaplesDuring this back to school shopping time, Staples Chatham is encouraging the community to give back to CK by making a monetary donation at the till.

“This time of year can be stressful for parents. They want to provide all the necessary school supplies for their child to succeed but it can be a financial burden. Operation BackPacks and the support provided by Staples customers can help lessen that stress and make back to school an exciting time,” said Mary Symons, Good Neighbours Coordinator.

Brian Furtado, Staples Sales Manager says “Staples has been a proud supporter of this program for 13 years. With four weeks left until school starts, we want to encourage our shoppers to consider donating a few dollars at the check out to support the program. Customers can make contributions up until September 14th, ensuring all children in CK have the supplies they need.”

It is not too late to request a backpack! Parents or guardians can request a backpack for their children online by following this link.

For more information about how you can become involved please contact Mary Symons, Good Neighbours Co-ordinator at 519-354-0430 or