Donations for school supplies being accepted to help lower-income students in Halton Hills

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Published July 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm

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A local organization is helping students in Halton Hills be fully equipped with school supplies prior to starting the new year in September.

Links2Care is a program that helps lower-income students in Halton Hills from JK to Grade 12 by enabling them to start the year off fully prepared while alleviating their parents’ financial and emotional stress of buying school supplies.

The program aims to help parents avoid dipping into budgets meant for food or rent and helps ensure that their children have all the tools they need to succeed in the school year.

Over the last 10 years, it has helped hundreds of students by providing them with new backpacks and essential learning tools all thanks to the support of local residents, groups and businesses.

Additionally, high school students volunteer their time towards their graduation requirements and are able to gain business, marketing and organizational skills as a result while giving back to the community.

For those who are interested in donating, cash, cheque and gift card donations can be made by mail, through the website, at the Georgetown Marketplace “Fill the Bus” display or in-person which will all help purchase items.

Additionally, this year, the organization is accepting donations of school supplies such as backpacks (older students only please), binders (small only please), notebooks (spiral), paper (lined and quad), report covers, lunch bags, pencil cases (with 3 rings), pencils, pens (blue, black and red), highlighters, crayons, pencil crayons, markers (thick and thin), glue sticks, erasers, rulers, scissors, white glue, geometry sets and calculators (regular and scientific).

To apply for the program, residents must complete and return the application, preferably by email, with proof of income (notice of assessment) to [email protected] or [email protected] 

Applications for the program are open from now until August 13. 

Residents will have the option to pick up and drop off their applications in person at the Acton or Georgetown offices.

Pick up of supplies will be done by appointment and recipients will be contacted in late August with details.

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