Annual Back to School Supplies Drive

The Kingsview Village-Westway Neighbourhood residents with the support of Let’s Get Together is hosting their 2nd Annual Back to School Supplies Drive from August 1 – 24th, 2018. This drive will benefit students whose families are facing economic challenges while endorsing the value of education in our community.

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 or on the image to download printable poster (8.5 x 11)

Every Hand Counts

We are asking both the local and greater community to help us make this initiative a success.  Our goal is to collect 100 filled backpacks to distribute to students in need and provide a full box of school supplies to 10 surrounding schools to further assist those in need of supplies.  Purchasing a kit, a USB key or calculator will go a long way to helping a child and/or youth.  Any donations or contribution is greatly appreciated.

Click here to download the donation letter from KVW Neighbourhood (8.5 x 11)

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

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
  • We are working on adding more locations – stay tuned for updates

NEW!
You can now purchase a school kit online to donate to our drive!
Visit schoolkits.ca/lets-get-together to place your order.

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 schools to organize the backpack sorting day. Here’s the list of agencies we’ve partnered with to distribute the backpacks so far:
  • Rexdale Women’s Health Centre
  • Somali Women and Children’s Support Network
  • More will be added soon
We will be partnering with elementary and secondary schools in the community as well.  The list will be shared soon.

Pictures from 2017 Back to School Supplies Drive

Partners and Sponsors