To submit a backpack request for your child/children, please use the Eventbrite hyperink below:
For additional details, please read the following information:
Operation BackPacks has offered a helping hand to Chatham-Kent families since 2001. Our goal is to ensure each child in Chatham-Kent has a new backpack filled with basic, grade appropriate school supplies. This will ensure a great start to an exciting year of learning, exploring and social growth.
To find out what supplies are provided by grade level, please click on the link below:
If you have indicated on your referral that you will collect your child’s backpack from either their school, the Tilbury Information & HELP Centre or the Wallaceburg Information & HELP Centre, it is your responsibility to access the correlating link(s) below and make note of the date(s) & time(s). We will not be telephoning to share this information.
If you have indicated that you will collect your requested backpacks from the United Way Chatham-Kent office, a volunteer will call you between Monday, 2018 AUG 20 and Wednesday, 2018 AUG 22 to arrange a date and time. These dates will be either Wednesday, 2018 AUG 29 or Thursday 2018 AUG 30 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
To make a donation or to assist with this community building initiative please contact: Mary Symons, program coordinator at (519) 354-0430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.