Description (Service) Provides backpacks filled with essential school supplies to primary, elementary and secondary students in need at the start of the school year
  • Aims to ensure that all children go to school with the necessary tools to succeed socially and academically 
  • Distribution is done at individual schools through cooperative efforts of school boards, principals and staff  
  • Donations for this program come from individuals, municipalities, service clubs and union locals
Service Details
Hours Office: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm  
Jul-Aug: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon
Dates Schools order their backpacks through United Way in the Spring for pick up at the end of Aug
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Elementary and secondary students who need a backpack and school supplies
Application Parents and guardians wishing to sign-up their children apply through student's school  
Contact school to be put on the school's order form for backpacks
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
277 Stewart St
Peterborough, ON K9J 3M8
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Intersection Stewart St and King St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Ground floor only
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-742-8839
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Primary Contact Stephanie Levesque, Labour Programs and Services Development Officer; Phone: ext 32; Email:
Primary Executive Jim Russell, CEO; Email:

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