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BACKPACKS FOR YOUTH

Donate Items

Did you know that at least 9,475 children in Simcoe County are living in low-income households?

In 2023 GHC provided 2053 children and youth with school supplies, backpacks, lunch kits, and water bottles to start the year off on the right track.

Your financial support allows us to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in need, and donations of items helps us provide variety in the backpacks we fill. Community support is vital to making this program a success year after year.

Children with backpacks smiling and looking up

Are you looking to donate supplies without leaving home? Click on the donate supplies online button to see our most needed items and donate in-kind online! All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.

a child and two adults picking out school supplies in a store

OUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST

Shopping List in Order of Need
Backpacks

Pencils (no plastic wrap)

Locks

Lined Paper

Lunch Bags 

Water Bottles

Construction Paper

Geometry Sets

Scientific Calculators

Calculators

Crayola Pencil Crayons (24)

Crayola Markers​​​

Highlighters

Scissors-blunt
Scissors-pointy
Dividers 

Erasers-white preferred

Rulers
Pencil Cases
Mechanical Pencil 0.7 mm
Lead Refills 0.7 mm

Binders

Glue Sticks

Pencil Sharpeners

STUFF THE BUS
LOCATIONS WITH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Drop off school supply donations at the following businesses/organizations with more to be added soon!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS!

Backpack Nominations

BACKPACK NOMINATIONS & REQUESTS

Eligible students are:

  • In JK - grade 12+ in Simcoe County 

  • Attending full-time in-person instruction at a publicly funded school

  • Living in a low-income household or who are vulnerable to poverty

What you need to know

  • Please select the correct form:

    • Parent/Guardian Sign-Up Form

      • only for a parent/guardian to complete​ (we will arrange for pick-up/delivery)

    • Community Worker Sign-Up Form

      • only for a worker with a community organization wishing to sign up students where the worker will do the delivering​

    • Nomination Form

      • only for someone wishing to nominate a household in need or for a community worker who will not be delivering to the household

      • nominators will remain anonymous if they choose to be

      • nominees will be contacted to confirm if they would like to be a part of this program

  • If recommending the program to someone who does not have access to the internet, please have them call: (249) 888-6695.​

If you are with a local organization seeking to partner with Glowing Hearts Charity and have a sign-up form tailored to your needs, please email Sarah at sarah@glowingheartscharity.org.

Students at School
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