The purpose of the program is to assist struggling families by providing their child/children with a backpack full of grade appropriate supplies to encourage a great start to a year full of social opportunities, exploring and learning.

Deadline for backpack requests is Friday August 16, 2019.
Thanks to our generous program supporters anyone who requests a backpack will receive one.
When requesting a backpack please ensure you list your preferred place of pick up.

For 2019's Distribution Day, families can enjoy participating in family friendly activities, snacking on BBQ with refreshments, connecting with community partners and organizations, and picking-up their requested backpack(s).

Chatham Distribution Day

United Way Office: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019 2PM – 6PM

Tilbury Distribution Day

Location to be determined: THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 12PM-3PM

Walaceburg Distribution Day

Location to be determined: THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 12PM – 3PM

For more information about how you can support Operation BackPacks please email or call 519-354-0430.