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Backpacks for Youth
SUPPLY DRIVE

Sign up your business or organization to help support our supply drive or make a donation!

In 2023 GHC supported 2054 children and youth in need across Simcoe County with backpacks, school supplies, water bottles, and lunch kits.

We need the support of the community now more than ever to continue to help those in need across the county for 2024.

How you choose to run your school supply drive or fundraiser is up to you:

  • Encourage customer participation;

  • Make it a friendly competition between colleagues;

  • Challenge another business in the area or in your building; or 

  • Use your creativity to support this campaign!

After signing up:

  • Gain access to our Backpacks for Youth Supply Drive folder which includes our wish list of items we need, a poster template, our logo, and ideas to make it fun for your team!

  • Your business/organization will be added to our website list of drop off locations (unless you aren't soliciting public participation)

  • We will tag your business and encourage people to participate at Backpacks for Youth Supply Drive locations on our socials throughout the summer

  • Post progress highlights and tag our social channels 

  • GHC will tag your business on posts encouraging people to bring items to our Backpacks for Youth School Supply Drive locations once school is out

Then it’s time to drop off donations to our summer location on King Street in Barrie! We will have regular open hours, and will share the address and our schedule with you once it’s available. Pick up may be possible by special request, depending on your location. Drop offs will allow time for a photo op, and monetary contributions will be recognized with a giant cheque!

Thank you for your support!

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Image of children wearing backpacks with their hands in the air

HELP GIVE SIMCOE COUNTY CHILDREN & YOUTH IN LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT AND PRIDE OF HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL WITH EVERYTHING NEEDED TO START OFF THE YEAR ON THE RIGHT TRACK!

2024 Supply List
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LOCATIONS WELCOMING DONATION DROP-OFFS
with more to come!
BARRIE
Empower Health & Wellness
301 Bryne Drive Unit 9, L4N 8V4

Freaky Wizard
130 Bell Farm Road, L4M 6J4

Mac Tíre Bán Martial Arts
101 Ardagh Road, L4N 9B6
At the Covenant Christian Reformed Church in the upper activity room on Tues. 5:30-8:15pm, Thurs. 5:30-9:00pm, and Sat. 8:30-10:15am.

North Barrie Market
Bring in school supplies and get a free fill at our reverse osmosis water fill station!

580 Bayfield Street, L4M 5A2


Provision Garden Supply
106 Saunders Road, Unit 2A, L4N 9A8
 
(Glowing Hearts Charity's Summer Location)
Simcoe County Elementary Teachers' Federation 
351 King St. Unit #2, L4N 6B5
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
from 10am-2pm
Wednesdays from 5-7pm

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
60 Bell Farm Rd, Unit 7, L4M 5G6

Smiles on Essa Dental
430 Essa Road Unit 6, L9J 0M1
 
Starbucks

103 Mapleview Drive West, L4N 9H7

420 Essa Road, L4N 9J7

311 Bayfield Street, L4M 3C2

482 Bayfield Street, L4M 5A2

389 Yonge Street, L4N 4C9

179 Live Eight Way, L4N 0L1

BRADFORD
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
425 Holland St W, L3Z 0J2
Starbucks

496 Holland Street West, L3Z 0A2

177 Holland Street East, L3Z 1X8


BRACEBRIDGE
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
193 Manitoba Street, Unit 5, P1L 1S3


COLLINGWOOD
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
186 Hurontario St., Unit 105, L9Y 4T4

HUNTSVILLE
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
81 Main Street West, P1H 1X1
 
INNISFIL
Starbucks
1484 Innisfil Beach Road, L9S 4J1

MIDLAND
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
741 Yonge Street, Units 7 & 8, L4R 2E1
 
Starbucks
9281 County Road 93, L4R 0B1

ORILLIA
Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC
20 Mulcahy Court, L3V 7W7
Orillia Public Library
36 Mississaga Street West, L3V 3A6

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
250 West Street North, Unit 3, L3V 5C9


ORO
The Red Shed Supply Company Ltd
983 Line 7 South, L0L 2E0


TINY
Clearly Clean Vents
56 Maryjane Road, L0L 2T0


WASAGA BEACH
Cutting Edge Salon & Spa
563 River Road West, L9Z 1S6
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