It was raining back packs and school supplies at Port Cares over the last few weeks in preparation for our annual Back to School Campaign, thanks to generous donations from many individuals, community groups and businesses. 100 back packs were stuffed with supplies and delivered to the Reach Out Centre for distribution this week. So far 60 kids have received the back packs and supplies. Parents are encouraged to visit our 61 Nickel Street site or to contact program organizer Shelby Hemingway at 905-834-3629 ext. 264 if they still need assistance.
The youngest donor was a 4 year old boy, James Sutton who wanted to help other kids start off school right with new lunch kits, crayons and supplies. Thanks to him and these generous donors many children and teens in our community will be starting off the school year with a smile on their faces.
Nicki Lumsden & Kate Ostryhon-Lumsden, RE/MAX Welland $380
Staples Welland – $300
Ontario Disability – 10 backpacks & supplies
Port Colborne Brethren in Christ Church – 20 back packs and supplies
Segway Clinic (Port Colborne) – 15 back packs and supplies
Tzu Chi Foundation – 15 back packs & supplies