Bell Canada: BACKPACKS FOR KIDS - Haliburton County 2018
2018 marks the 12th year of Backpacks for Kids in Haliburton County. The backpacks, donated by Bell, have been filled with back-to-school supplies thanks to the generous donations from Haliburton area Bell employees, employees from the Peterborough Engineering office. In addition, donations have also been received from our community sponsors of WRD Cottage Rentals, Gooderham Firehall, The Ladies Auxiliary of the Haliburton Legion Branch 129, the Haliburton Lions Club, and the BMO Employees"
Backpacks for Kids is a Bell employee charity project that began in eastern Canada in 2003. Since that time, Bell is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve across Canada.
Jim Winn, Bell Regional Communications Representative, is amazed at hovJ the program has grown in Haliburton; beginning with 18 backpacks in 2007 to 27 the next year and steadily advancing to the 120 backpacks ready to go out to the children this year. This program is important to us, to parents and children. Back-to-school is the 2nd most expensive time of year for families, and as a result , can be difficult. The first day of school is so important and every child needs to feel good about it. Having a new backpack is a wonderful boost and we know that for some of our children this will be their only new back-to-school item.
Also instrumental in the success of Backpacks for Kids - Haliburton have been two additional community partners: Needful Things, Haliburton and Point in Time Centre for Children, Youth and Parents.
Rhonda Cooper, owner of Needful Things, supplies the items at a discount and generously donates her time and that of her family members to fill all of the backpacks. Each of the backpacks contains; supplies such as pencils, crayons, coloured pencils, markers, paper and notebooks, ruler, pencil
Point In Time Centre for Children, Youth and Parents, is pleased to receive the Backpacks for Kids and to ensure that they are delivered to children in need throughout Haliburton County.
Backpacks for Kids- Haliburton demonstrates once again the commitment of our community. support our donators as they give back to our community.