|Record #: GRE0088||Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021||Last Full Update: 07 Jun 2021|
|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.
Jun 14, 2021 to 8:30 am, Aug 23, 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 8:30 am, Aug 23, 2021, 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:
Durham Food Bank
There is no actual location, call to arrange a meet up.
Dundalk - to be determined
St Vincent de Paul
Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9:30 am-4 pm, Wed 1 pm-4 pm
South East Grey Community Health Centre
55 Victoria street in Markdale
Contact:Geoff Van Geem
Email: Geoff: firstname.lastname@example.org
519-986-2222 ext. 6376
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Meaford and District Food Bank
34 Trowbridge St. W.
Hours: Monday mornings 9:30 am-11:30 am and Thursday evenings 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Notes: They are serving clients at the front double door
Kincardine - to be determined
Port Elgin - to be determined
Tara food bank - Christ Anglican Church
56 Bruce Rd 17, RR 2
Contact: Anne Crocker
Hours: Wednesdays 12 noon-3 pm
Walkerton - to be determined
Wiarton - to be determined
|Public Comments||After 8:30 am, Aug 23, 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 Program Intake hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Registration dates: Jun 14, 2021 to 8:30 am, Aug 23, 2021 - 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: 1 pm-3:30 pm
Tue Aug 24, 2021
Thu Aug 26, 2021
Tue Aug 31, 2021
|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, 2021 to 8:30 am, Aug 23, 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 8:30 am, Aug 23, 2021, phone United Way of Bruce Grey at 519-376-1560.
|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|
|Office Phone||Jun 14, 2021 to 8:30 am, Aug 23, 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|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/uwbackpacks
|Primary Contact||Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director; Email: email@example.com|