United Way of Bruce Grey

Site: United Way of Bruce Grey

Service: Backpack Program

Description
Description (Service) Provides school supplies to school age children who live at or below the poverty line * supports families who cannot afford new school supplies 
 
2018 Program 
 
On or before Aug 25, individuals can dial 2-1-1 on their phone to apply for the Backpack Program * 2-1-1 call centre staff will complete the intake application process * after this date, contact United Way directly 
 
For large agency requests, call the United Way office directly 
 
Once backpacks are available, the United Way will contact the parent and co-ordinate pick up in Owen Sound or at a depot in their community. Requests after Aug 15 may not reach a depot and the parent may need to come to Owen Sound to pick up 
 
Pick up date and location details to be advised. Pick up depots are located in: 
* Grey County - Durham, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford and Owen Sound 
* Bruce County - Kincardine, Port Elgin, Walkerton and Wiarton
Service Details
Public Comments Please call 211 to register for a backpack 
 
Donations of backpacks and school supplies are accepted during office hours year-round * financial donations are accepted in person or online
Hours 2-1-1 for program intake: Mon-Fri 7 am-7 pm * United Way office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Jun 11-Aug 25, 2018 (for requests after this date, contact United Way)
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
 
Must be going into school, not day care or nursery schools
Application To apply call 2-1-1 * you will be asked to provide your name, telephone number and the ages of the children in your family
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
380 9th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1
 
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Intersection 9th St E and 4th Ave E
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Jun 11-Aug 25, 2018: dial 2-1-1 on your keypad * Aug 26 onward: call United Way Office at 519-376-1560
Toll Free Phone United Way Office 1-800-794-1728
Fax 519-376-5458
E-Mail backpacks@unitedwaybg.com
Website www.unitedwayofbrucegrey.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/uwbackpacks
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/werpossibility
Primary Contact Sarah Raynsford, Backpack Co-ordinator
Alternate Contact Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director; Email: execdir@unitedwaybg.com

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