United Way of Bruce Grey

Site: United Way of Bruce Grey

Service: Backpack Program

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. 
2021 Program 
Jun 14-Aug 20,2021, 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 16 may not reach a depot and the parent may need to come to Owen Sound to pick up 
Pick up dates and location details to be advised. Families in Owen Sound will be able to pick up their backpacks at 1130 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1M7. 
For families outside of Owen Sound, pick up depots are located in:  
  • Grey County - Dundalk, Durham, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford and Owen Sound 
  • Bruce County - Kincardine, Port Elgin, Tara, Walkerton and Wiarton
Service Details
Public Comments After Aug 20 2021, 2-1-1 is no longer doing registrations for the Backpack Program. Call the United Way of Bruce Grey directly at 519-376-1560. 
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-Sun 24 hours 
United Way office hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Dates Jun 14-Aug 20, 2021 - For requests after this date, call United Way directly.
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-Aug 20, 2021 - dial 2-1-1. Callers will be asked to provide their name, telephone number and the ages of the children in their family. 
After Aug 20, 21021, 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-Aug 20, 2021: 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: www.facebook.com/uwbackpacks
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/werpossibility
Primary Contact Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director; Email: execdir@unitedwaybg.com

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