Backpack Campaign seeking community donations to support local families

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The United Way KFL&A are asking for donations to their Backpack Campaign. This annual program provides families and children with backpacks and supplies for each school year.

The United Way says the demand for school supplies is higher than ever and they are using funds typically given to the Backpack Campaign to purchase supplies and distribute them directly to local school boards and agencies in the Kingston community.

Generous donations have already been received from Bell, Costco, Canadian Tire, Staples, and Novelis Inc. With this support and United Way funding, agencies and school boards will distribute backpacks and school supplies directly to children and youth across the region, said the United Way in a release.

Donations of funds or supplies from community members who want to show their local love and help set students up for success this year are welcome. 

Those who wish to donate are asked to contact [email protected] or visit and indicate in the box that you’d like your funds directed to the Backpack Program.

About The Backpack Campaign

Organized by the Social Issues Networking Group (SING) with support from the United Way KFL&A and various other community businesses and organizations, the program works to ensure that families and children have all they need for another successful school year.

Last year, the Backpack Campaign distributed more than 1,000 backpacks locally.

About United Way KFLA

United Way works with individuals, organizations and key partners to build and strengthen our community bringing people and resources together to facilitate change. Our vision is a future where people are self-sufficient in a community, where individuals live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging.

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