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Backpacks for Youth
SUPPLY DRIVE

Sign-up your business or organization to help support our Backpacks for Youth program!

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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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 COMING SOON!
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