Backpack SOS

HELP CHILDREN IN NEED SUCCEED!

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Our goal is to fill 50 backpacks to benefit foster kids and other underprivileged students within the community.

FACT: Surrey has 126 schools across the district with more than 1,400 children aged 6-18 who are in need of school supplies!

WAYS YOU CAN GIVE CHILDREN IN NEED THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED

  • Donate supplies or gift cards of your choosing from the list provided below and drop off or ship to any of our designated locations
  • Donate funds online to our #backpacksosbc campaign or mail/drop off cash or cheques to our office

DONATE:

$50 – Can support the most pressing needs of the children in our programs.

$100 – Can provide a 'welcome home' package for a new arrival to the Village (Pajamas, toys, toiletries, other basics to make them feel welcome, and most importantly, a name plate for their room door).

$250 – Can fund a session of the Village Learning Club - providing socialization and academic support.

$500 – Can cover the cost of sports equipment and fees for a year for a child in care.

$1,000 – Can provide therapy for a year to help a young person deal with the trauma they have experienced.

Other: $ 

Designation:

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY NEEDS LIST

Most commonly needed items (but not restricted to):

  • Pencils HB (12 pack)
  • Pencil crayons – pre sharpened
  • Pencil sharpener with shavings collector (2 pack)
  • Pens – blue
  • Pens – red
  • Broad tip and fine tip markers
  • Highlighters – yellow
  • Glue sticks 40g and Ross white glue
  • Erasers – Staedler white
  • Rulers – clear 30cm
  • Index dividers – assorted colour tabs (5 and 10 packs)
  • Duotangs – assorted colours
  • Refill paper – ruled with margin
  • Refill paper – graph 4:1
  • Hilroy exercise books – fully interlined, plain & half/half
  • Binders – 1.5″ and 2″
  • USB Flash Drives – 2GB
  • Calculators
  • Good quality geometry math sets (including compass with safety point)
  • Fine tip Sharpies
  • Scissors – soft grip, all sizes
  • Kleenex
  • Report covers

GIFT CARDS: ie. Walmart, Staples, Superstore

*This 2019/2020 supply list was provided by the Surrey School Board

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

  1. SOS Children’s Village BC office (M-F 9:00 to 4:00): 302 – 14225 57th Avenue, Surrey, BC
  2. Clancy’s Tea Cosy: 6-15223 Pacific Avenue, White Rock, BC
  3. Coast Capital Savings Grandview Corners: 16011 24th Avenue, Surrey, BC
  4. Junior Scholars Educational Childcare: 5728 142nd Street, Surrey, BC

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

#backpacksosbc     #helpkidsinneedsucceed

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Shelina Jamani – Executive Assistant, Development
SOS Children’s Village BC
(604) 574-2964
shelinajamani@sosbc.org

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