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Calgary's backpack program for back-to-school

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

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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 […]

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Huge Increase In Edmonton Backpack Program Registrations

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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 […]

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Back-to-School Is Easier With The Right Tools

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Going back to school is an exciting time for kids, but can be stressful for parents struggling to pay for school fees and supplies. The Salvation Army is there to help by providing backpacks and/or school supplies to children through programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Peace River, and Wetaskiwin.

In Calgary, the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre hosted a “Back to School Fair” on August 7 to kick off the distribution of over 1200 back packs to students across the […]