United Way hires new co-ordinator for 2018 Backpack Program

The United Way is excited to announce that Sarah Raynsford has been hired as the 2018 Backpack Program Co-ordinator. A recent graduate of St Mary’s High School Sarah is also a provincial champion figure skater.

Packing and distributing such a large number of backpacks requires an extensive amount of supplies to help children in primary school to high school. Among the needed supplies are over 15,000 pencils, 11,000 pens, 2,000 pencil cases, and binders and rulers among many others.

Sarah is looking for volunteers, donors and other events and meetings to share the impact of the Backpack Program for children and youth in our community. If you wish to volunteer please call 519-376-1560.

Every year, the United Way hosts “Stuff the Bus” drives in partnerships with local businesses where members of the community can make a donation. This year the drive is being held at Staples in Owen Sound from Thursday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 25th.

Your help and support will make a big difference in the lives of vulnerable children and youth in Bruce-Grey.

To make a donation please visit  www.donatetoday.ca or call 51-376-1560  or mail a cheque or visit the United Way at 380 9th street east, Owen Sound, N4K 1P1.

 If you wish to access the Backpack Program please call 211.   For more information please call the United Way at 519-376-1560.