August 8, 2012

Give a Backpack!

As we prepare Brie for kindergarten, by getting her a backpack and picking up her school supplies, we can’t help but consider that there are some kids out there who don’t have the same opportunities. They won’t be able to buy a new backpack for school or fill it with school supplies this year. The economy has made this challenge for families even more widespread but this concern has always been there.

Dave and I have been filling backpacks for kids for years but this year it will mean so much more because Brie will get to fill a backpack for another child herself. There are lots of organizations who do these backpack drives, so I hope you’ll find one in your area and consider helping a child out.

All Staples stores across Canada have partnered with local schools and charities for their 7th annual School Supply Drive, which is being held from July 29 to September 9, 2012 (July 29 to September 2 in Quebec). Last year, they raised $1.03-million to help send local children back-to-school with the supplies they need to start the year off right. This year, they hope to meet or surpass that goal with your kind support.

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