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
Canada K9J 3M8
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - ground floor only
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-742-8839
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Primary Contact Sara Mountenay, Labour Programs and Services Development Officer; Phone: ext 32; Email:
Mailing Address 277 Stewart St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 3M8

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