The Compass Back to School Supplies Drive

By August 4, 2023Resources, Ward 1

In the blink of an eye, summer vacation is over and school is just around the corner. Going back to school should be an exciting time for kids, but the experience for children from low-income families may be just the opposite. Purchasing school supplies isn’t a luxury all families can afford. Sadly, it can bring embarrassment and can often affect a child’s school participation and academic achievement. Though the act of receiving new school supplies may seem small, the impact is enormous.

They need all donations of NEW items in-house no later than Friday August 11th so they can pack them up for distribution to families in need beginning August 14th.

Drop off NEW items or Walmart/Staples Gift Cards to The Compass at 427 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga at the back receiving doors during our business hours. Please do not leave items in the outside donation bin.

Last year with your help they provided school supplies to 310 children in need. The numbers this year indicate that the need is to fill 400 knapsacks.

Click here for more information and a list of items needed.