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Calgary's backpack program for back-to-school

Calgary’s Long-Standing Backpack Program Offers a Twist This Year


With the end of summer break on the horizon, many families may be looking at budgets already stretched and wondering how they’ll be able to pay for school supplies for the upcoming year.

The Salvation Army has a long-standing backpack program that supplies kids from elementary school up to high school with much-needed school supplies. With the average cost of a filled backpack ranging from $30 in elementary up to $180 for students in high school, the program helps relieve much of the […]


Huge Increase In Edmonton Backpack Program Registrations


Going back to school is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for kids, especially if they don’t have the right tools to hit the ground running. The Salvation Army in Edmonton ensures every child has the school supplies he or she needs for the first day of school. This year, the backpack program saw registrations increase from three hundred students to nearly a thousand students.

“These backpacks are an equalizer,” says Cadet Connie Cristall, Corps Officer at The Salvation […]

Catoogan School backpack distribution

Backpack Program Provides for Students Affected by Typhoon


Grey skies and heavy thundershowers couldn’t dull the spirits of the students and teachers of Catoogan Elementary School in Santa Fe, Leyte on Thursday, May 29. Huddled in a classroom with a tarp for a roof, these students eagerly awaited their chance to select a brand new backpack. Thanks to generous donors, The Salvation Army was able to provide the 108 students from K-grade 6 with backpacks fully loaded with grade appropriate supplies for the coming school year.

The Catoogan School was […]