2018-knapsack-drive

GIVE BACK- FILL A KNAPSACK!

34% of children living in lower Hamilton wards are impoverished, according to new report by Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton

By participating in our 2018 Knapsack Drive, you can help these children start school in September ready to succeed!

WHAT’S A KNAPSACK DRIVE?

For the last 8 years, Wesley has run a knapsack drive to ensure that kids in Hamilton start school in September with a fresh new knapsack and all the supplies they need.

Each year, we collect donations of knapsacks and school supplies, as well as monetary donations and we assemble knapsacks full of much-needed school supplies to give to children in need living in Hamilton, before the school year begins.

This is a very popular program at Wesley, but it isn’t possible without support from the community.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

For this year’s knapsack drive, we are accepting  knapsacks and school supplies, as well as monetary donations to allow us to purchase knapsacks and supplies in bulk on your behalf.

If you’d like to donate knapsacks or school supplies, you can drop them off starting August 7, 2018 at our EarlyOn Child and Family Centre at 155 Queen St. N (lower level) between 9 am – 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am – 12 pm Friday – Sunday in Hamilton.  Donate early to ensure all our Summer Campers get a Knapsack on the last day of camp.

To make a monetary donation online, click the button below to get started.  Or you can make a donation over the phone at 905 528 5629 ex. 248 or 240 or mail a donation to Wesley (52 Catharine Street North Hamilton ON L8R 1J1).

If you’d like to help us stuff knapsacks at amazon.ca, check out our wish list here, or use the button below.

HERE’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR THIS YEAR

Pre-School Knapsacks ($25 each*)

  • Knapsack (small)
  • Crayons
  • Ice Pack
  • Insulated Lunch Bag
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Reusable Water Bottle

School Age Knapsacks ($30 each*)

  • Knapsack (medium)
  • Erasers
  • Ice Pack
  • Insulated Lunch Bag
  • Markers
  • Pencil Case
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Reusable Water Bottle

Teen Knapsacks ($40 each*)

  • Knapsack (large)
  • Binders
  • Correction Tape
  • Highlighters
  • Lined Paper
  • Pencil Case
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Scientific Calculator

*Approximate value

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, to volunteer or to find out about donation needs, please contact Julia Zougas, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator at julia.zougas@wesley.ca or 905-528-5629 ext. 240.

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