Going back to school is an exciting time for most children; however for some families the cost of school supplies is extremely stressful.
United Way of Colchester County works to provide essentials starter kits for pre-primary to Grade 12 students going back to school in September.
School supplies, gift cards, and cash donations are collected from the community. Any additional needed supplies for children are purchased from local merchants and school essentials kits are distributed to families in need at the end of August. We’re grateful to have the support of many other caring citizens and businesses throughout Colchester.
Despite the pandemic, we supported over 130 students in 2020. Donations to the program are essential to providing backpacks and supplies. Contact us for more information or visit our online gift catalog to make a secure donation online.
Interested in volunteering for this great program? Learn more about our volunteering opportunities and help us send a child back to school ready to excel.
A huge thank you to our Gold Apple Sponsors for 2019 – Staples and Aggregate Equipment! Other sponsors and supporters including Hillendale Perennials, Bell Aliant Pioneers, Rotary Club of Truro, Kohltech, MacQuarrie’s Pharmasave, and many caring individuals, business owners, and volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!