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Put Education First!

Helping Kids Go Back to School

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Put Education First!
Helping Kids Go Back to School

Date posted

September 6, 2021


Mark Strong



Time to read

2 minutes

Those first day vibes are back as kids get ready to go back to school. Most of us growing up were fortunate enough to have our parents buy us all brand new things every school year – from a new backpack, pencil crayons, pencils, ruler, notebook, basketball and other school supplies. We were ready to show them off to all our friends.

However, there are many students across the country that aren’t blessed with those same feelings. That’s where YOU come in!

Help students in need as they go Back to School

Penny Appeal Canada has launched our second annual Back to School program! I was honoured to go on CP24 to talk about the program. Last year, in our inaugural program, we were able to provide 3,000 backpacks filled with essential school supplies to students in need in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and across Alberta. To recreate the shopping experience for students, we had pop-up shops for children and their families pick out the school supplies they wanted to take back to school with them, and give them that experience of having new school supplies as they return to school!

This year, we will be providing 3,000 backpacks to students in need once again across the GTA and Alberta. We’ve partnered with various school boards in these regions to identify the students that would benefit from this program, including the Toronto District School Board, Dufferin District School Board and Calgary Board of Education, among others!

For only $20, you can provide backpacks to students in need as they get ready to head back to school.

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