Help support families in need by donating school supplies in Brantford

by Caroline Franks
Categories: Divisional News

The Salvation Army in Brantford is collecting school supplies for families in need in Brantford and Brant County. The annual drive has a goal every year of supporting 50 school-age children from junior kindergarten to grade 12 however, last year because of a very generous community The Salvation Army was able to support 88 children.

Supplies needed to fill the backpacks include pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, crayons, markers, pencil cases, binders and dividers, lined paper, white out, combination locks for lockers, PPE masks and anything else students need for school.  Last year, The Salvation Army also purchased bottles of sanitizer and small packages of Kleenex to add to the backpacks.

“We are usually short on items for high school students that don’t have children’s characters on backpacks and supplies,” said Nicole Bouw, Salvation Army Community and Family Services Worker. “Donations for older children are very much needed and appreciated.”

The Salvation Army is asking the community to drop off backpacks and school supplies by August 13th at their Community and Family Services location at 33 Diana Avenue in Brantford. The Salvation Army says the community can make monetary donations by visiting their website at

“On  August 17th staff and volunteers will then sort through the supplies, organize them by grade and put them into appropriate backpacks,” said Nicole.

Distribution of the supplies will take place on August 24th.  Anyone can register by calling Community and Family Services at 519-752-7814 and leaving a message by August 13th.

“The need for school supplies is definitely growing every year in Brantford,” said Nicole. “We are so grateful for those who are helping students be prepared for a successful school year.”

By: Caroline Franks