Help Fill a Kid’s Back to School Knapsack

Back to school shopping is upon us. For many Ottawa families it’s time to buy supplies required for success in the coming school year. However, for some families this is a time of financial stress because they simply do not have the money to buy those supplies for their children to succeed.

Help for Kids Who Can’t Buy School Supplies

Pack a Sack is an Ottawa initiative that helps families in need get their kids the essential supplies needed for the school year.
These kids have the same ambitions, dreams, and skills of every other kid; they just need a little help.

Donations Help Buy Kids Essential School Supplies

Donations are used to purchase essential school supplies including:
• Pens and pencils
• Glue Sticks
• Rulers
• Scissors
• Calculators
• Paper
• And much more!

Full Back Packs Delivered to Kids in Need

All of the supplies are packed into brand new knapsacks and distributed to families living in Ottawa Community Housing communities.
Each fully filled backpack costs about $35!

Support Pack A Sack

Donations to help buy a kid a back pack filled with essential supplies can be made:
Donate online 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week and get a tax receipt (donations more than $20.)
• Ottawa area Scotia Bank branches
• Ottawa area Staples Stores.