2019 Annual Back to School Supplies Drive

The Kingsview Village-Westway Neighbourhood (KVW) residents along with the support of community agencies is hosting their 3rd Annual Back to School Supplies Drive from August 1-28, 2019.  This drive will benefit students whose families are facing economic challenges and help endorse the value of education in our community. Last year we were able to help 135 kids and 5 local schools through our drive.    

Join us on Saturday, August 17th between 12 and 2 pm for Emiliano and Ana No Frills BBQ Fundraiser! For each donation given or meal purchased at the BBQ, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to with an iPad! Courtesy of Martin Eckert, ReMax. Draw will take place at 2 pm...   

***NEW! APPLY FOR AN AFFORDABLE COMPUTER (DESKTOP OR LAPTOP)***
On Saturday, August 17th, from 11:30 to 3:00 pm you can also apply for an affordable computer at Istar Restaurant Banquet Hall, just steps from Emiliano and Ana NoFrills. CLICK HERE to learn more about our efforts to help families get access to low cost desktops and laptops.

The Kingsview Village-Westway neighbourhood is a vibrant and diverse community that works hard to ensure that our neighborhood is safe and inclusive despite it being designated, by the City, as an underserved Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA) in 2014.  Our mission is to create local opportunities such as the Back-to-School Supplies Drive, that allows  residents and anyone interested to volunteer and help address the arising needs in our community.

Click here to download printable poster (8.5 x 11)

ABOUT THE DRIVE

  • The Backpack & School Supply Drive will be launched on August 1 and completed by August 28.  Donations will still be accepted after this date for our school boxes.
  • We aim to have 4-5 local businesses/organizations “host” a drop off box for residents to donate new school supplies and backpacks.  
  • Community supporters can also purchase school kits and other supplies online for our drive. 
    Prices range from $8 – $25.
  • Donated supplies will be sorted at an event arranged by youth the week of August 26th and distributed to pre-registered students by September 1st AND to schools by mid Sept.
  • Goal is to collect 130 filled backpacks and provide at least 1 box of schools supplies to 5 schools in the near the KVW Community for students in need.  

EVERY HAND COUNTS

Any donations and/or support you can provide is greatly appreciated.                          
All in-kind and financial donations and physical support will be acknowledged in a follow up press release and at our events. We’d also be happy to include your company logo on our website.
  

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

  • Emiliano and Ana’s No Frills 
    at 245 Dixon Rd, East Entrance
  • Fitness 365 
    at 40 Ronson Dr, Unit 2
  • Kingsview Free Methodist Church 
    at 15 Kingsview Blvd
  • International Muslim Organization 
    (IMO)
     at 65 Rexdale Blvd
  • You can now purchase a school kit 
    online to donate to our drive!
    Visit schoolkits.ca/lets-get-together to place your order.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Pencils & Pens | Sharpeners & Glue Sticks | Erasers & White Out | Pencil & Wax Crayons | Kid-friendly Scissors | Lined Paper Pads | Rulers & Geometry Sets | Pencil Cases & Binders | Backpacks | Calculators | USB Keys | Highligther Pens | and more…

Supplies will be distributed to pre-registered KVW schools & students taking part in this initiative. Contact us if you have any questions.

BACKPACK SORTING DAY
We are working with agencies and elementary/secondary schools to organize the backpack sorting day.
Let us know if you would like to get involved.

PHOTO GALLERY – 2017 DRIVE

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS