United Way of Bruce Grey

Site: United Way of Bruce Grey

Service: Backpack Program

Record #: GRE0088
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022
Last Full Update: 13 May 2022

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. 
 
2022 Program 
 
Jun 14, 2022 to 8:30 am, Aug 26, 2022, 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 8:30 am, Aug 26, 2022, 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 16 may not reach a depot and the parent may need to come to Owen Sound to pick up. 
 
Families in Owen Sound will be able to pick up their backpacks at the Old Sydenham School, 1130 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1M7 - look for the United Way tent. Face masks are mandatory. 

For families outside of Owen Sound, pick up details are: 

Grey County 
Durham 
  • Durham Food Bank 
  • There is no actual location, call to arrange a meet up. 
  • 519-369-6860  
Dundalk
  • South East Grey Community Health Centre,  55 Victoria St, Markdale
  • Contact:Geoff Van Geem,  Email: geoff.vangeem@segchc.ca, phone:  519-986-2222 ext. 6376 
  • Hours: Geoff will be calling each household to confirm and arrange pick up times
Hanover 
  • Grey County – Ontario Works office, 286 - 10th Street
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Markdale 
  • South East Grey Community Health Centre,  55 Victoria St
  • Contact:Geoff Van Geem,  Email: geoff.vangeem@segchc.ca, phone:  519-986-2222 ext. 6376 
  • Hours: Geoff will be calling each household to confirm and arrange pick up times
Meaford 
  • Meaford and District Food Bank, 34 Trowbridge St W. 
  • Contact: Julie, Email: goldentownoutreach@gmail.com 
  • Hours: Mon 9:30 am-11:30 am and Thu 5:30 pm-7:30 pm 
Note: They are serving clients at the front double door  

Owen Sound
  • 1130 8th St E
  • Hours: Tue Aug 23, 2022 and Wed Aug 24, 2022 11 am-1:30 pm
  • Look for the red tents at the west end of the building
 
Bruce County 
Chesley
  • Chesley Baptist Church, 58 1st Ave N
  • Hours: Thu 11:30 am-1 pm
Kincardine
  • Kincardine and District Ministerial Food Bank, Anglican Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, 421 Russell St
  • Hours: Thu 10 am-1 pm
Paisley
  • Paisley Missionary Church (Food Bank), 307 Balaklava St
  • Hours: Thu 10 am-12 noon 
Port Elgin
  • Adult Learning Centre, Maple Square Mall, 515 Goderich St, N0H 2C4
  • Hours: Wed 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4:30 pm – backpacks should arrive by noon on Aug 31, 2022
Tara 
  • Tara food bank - Christ Anglican Church, 56 Bruce Rd 17, RR 2 
  • Contact: Anne Crocker,  Email: acrockerathome@gmail.com 
  • Hours: Wed 12 noon-3 pm  
Walkerton
  • Bruce County County office, 30 Park St
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm - will be there by noon on Aug 31, 2022
Wiarton
  • Salvation Army,  576 Edward St
  • 519-534-0353
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Service Details

Public Comments

Due to a water main break, the United Way office will be closed Oct 18, 2022.
 
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 Program Intake hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Registration dates: Jun 14, 2022 to 8:30 am, Aug 26, 2022 - For requests after this date, call United Way directly.
United Way office hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Pickup time and dates: To be determined
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
 
Must be in elementary or high school 
Does not provide for children in day care or nursery school 
Will provide for college or university students, IF they have siblings in elementary or high school that are accessing the backpack program
Application Jun 14, 2022 to 8:30 am, Aug 26, 2022 - dial 2-1-1. Callers will be asked to provide their name, telephone number and the ages of the children in their family. 
After 8:30 am, Aug 26, 2022, phone United Way of Bruce Grey at 519-376-1560.
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 14, 2022 to 8:30 am, Aug 26, 2022: dial 2-1-1 on your keypad. At other times of year, 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 https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com/services-offered/backpack-program
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwbackpacks
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/werpossibility
Primary Contact Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director; Email: execdir@unitedwaybg.com

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