Why a School Supplies Program?

Back to school may add significant financial pressures to an already tight budget, especially for families living on a low-income.

The School Supplies Program helps these families in the Orléans-Cumberland community with children and youth (from Kindergarten to Grade 12). Each child and youth are provided with a backpack and various school supplies.

The OCCRC needs your support so that it can continue to make the School Supplies Program a great success!

These supplies are always in very high demand:

  • Binders
  • Exercise books
    (ex. Hilroy)
  • Packs of lined paper
  • Coloured pencils
  • Wax crayons
  • Pencil cases
  • Lunch bags
  • University-style
    backpacks with sturdy straps

The following items are greatly appreciated as well:

  • Spiral notebooks
  • HB pencils
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Rulers
  • Glue sticks
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Safety scissors
  • Erasers
  • Dividers
  • Duotangs
  • USB flash drives
  • Combination padlocks

Donations of supplies as well as monetary donations can be dropped off at the OCCRC office Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Thank you for your support!