Filling backpacks for future success

Filling backpacks for future success
by Maritime
Categories: 2017, Blog, Events, News Archive

    As August came to a close, The Salvation Army Halifax Centre of Hope was bustling with activity in preparation for back-to-school. This year, over 250 children in need received a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Every year, students come to class missing many of the essential tools they need to succeed, like binders, pencils, and erasers. With the rising cost of school supplies, many families find themselves challenged with purchasing every item on the supply list or forgoing a couple of items in order to put food on the table. It’s the decision no parent wants to make.

    In an effort to ease this burden on parents, long-time volunteer and back-to-school program co-chair, Linda Elliott and her friends at Investors Group partnered with the Halifax Centre of Hope to bring school supplies to families in need. For the past 12 years, Elliott and her family, friends and colleagues have been collecting donations to ensure that every child has access to essential supplies and the opportunity to succeed.

    The back-to-school program could not be available without the support of our many community partners like Feed Nova Scotia, Capital Intra-District Soccer League/Soccer Nova Scotia, and Runners for Runners.

    As students return to school this week, hundreds of children in need will be able come to class feeling confident and prepared for the year ahead.