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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 2054 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.

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTICIPATING 2023 STUFF THE BUS BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS!

SEE YOU IN 2024!

OUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST

Shopping List in Order of Need

Backpacks

Lunch Bags 

Water Bottles

Lined Paper

Scientific Calculators

Pencils (no plastic wrap)

Combination Locks

Construction Paper or Whiteboards with whiteboard markers

Geometry Sets

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

Backpack Nominations

BACKPACK REQUESTS

Eligible students are:

  • In JK - grade 12+ in Simcoe County 

  • Attending full-time in-person instruction at a publicly funded elementary or secondary 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)

      • Registration open from April 1st to August 16th, 2024

    • 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​

    • If someone who does not have access to the internet wants to sign-up, please have 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.

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