providing backpacks to children and youth in our community

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

In 2022 GHC has provided over 1180 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

Donations of new school supplies are accepted throughout the year. Please email to arrange for drop-off/pick-up. Thank you for your support!


Shopping List in Order of Need

Lunch Bags (particularly for grades 4-8)

Construction Paper

Geometry sets

Scientific Calculators

Crayola Pencil Crayons (24)

Crayola Markers​​​


Dividers – 5 tab

Erasers-white preferred

Pencil Cases
Mechanical Pencil 0.7 mm
Lead Refills 0.7 mm

Lined Paper

Water bottles

Glue Sticks

Pencils (no plastic wrap)

Pencil Sharpeners





We are thrilled to have supported over 1100 students in need in Simcoe County for our 2022/2023 program!

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

  • Our official 2022/2023 program is now closed, but we are still supporting students in need. Please email for assistance.

  • Please select the correct form:

    • Parent/Guardian Sign-Up Form

      • only for a parent/guardian to complete​

    • 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, please email Sarah at the address above.

Students at School