United Way of Bruce Grey

Site: United Way of Bruce Grey

Service: Backpack Program

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Description (Service) Provides school supplies to school-age children who live at or below the poverty line * supports families who cannot afford new school supplies 
2020 Program 
Jun 15-Aug 28, individuals can dial 2-1-1 on their phone to apply for the Backpack Program * 2-1-1 call centre staff will complete the intake application process * after this date, contact United Way directly 
For large agency requests, call the United Way office directly 
Once backpacks are available, the United Way will contact the parent and co-ordinate pick up in Owen Sound or at a depot in their community. Requests after Aug 16 may not reach a depot and the parent may need to come to Owen Sound to pick up 
Pick up date and location details to be advised. Pick up depots are located in: 
* Grey County - Dundalk, Durham, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford and Owen Sound 
* Bruce County - Kincardine, Port Elgin, Tara, Walkerton and Wiarton
Service Details
Public Comments Please call 211 to register for a backpack 
Donations of backpacks and school supplies are accepted during office hours year-round * financial donations are accepted in person or online
Hours 2-1-1 for program intake: Mon-Fri 7 am-7 pm * United Way office hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Dates Jun 15-Aug 28, 2020 (for requests after this date, call United Way directly)
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 3 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
Must be in elementary or high school 
* Does not provide for children in day care or nursery school *  
* Will provide for college or university students, IF they have siblings in elementary or high school that are accessing the backpack program
Application To apply contact 2-1-1 * you will be asked to provide your name, telephone number and the ages of the children in your family
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
380 9th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1
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Intersection 9th St E and 4th Ave E
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Contact information
Office Phone Jun 15-Aug 28, 2020: dial 2-1-1 on your keypad * at other times of year call United Way Office at 519-376-1560
Toll Free Phone United Way Office 1-800-794-1728
Fax 519-376-5458
E-Mail backpacks@unitedwaybg.com
Website https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com/services-offered/backpack-program
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/uwbackpacks
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/werpossibility
Primary Contact Sarah Raynsford, Backpack Co-ordinator
Alternate Contact Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director; Email: execdir@unitedwaybg.com

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