Collection of backpacks and school supplies

All students should have access to backpacks and school supplies to help them get the most out of their school experience – and you and/or your business can help our students and their families in need by donating to the collection of backpacks and school supplies from the TDSB!

Backpacks and school supplies can be expensive. They can also wear out easily or are often lost or misplaced by students throughout the school year. They represent a difficult purchase for some students and their families.

The TDSB is the largest and most diverse school board in Canada, with more than 247,000 students in 583 schools in Toronto. Oone in three children live in poverty right here in our city and many of our students are new to Canada. We know that there are many students who are not equipped with school supplies for the school year. As we continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need is even greater for many of our families.

This year’s backpack and school supply drive will run from March 1, 2022 to the end of September 2022. Individual donors and businesses can help our students by donating cash and/or donating New backpacks and school supplies. Tax receipts are available for these donations.

100% of all proceeds and in-kind donations go to benefit our students

NOTE: Due to potential health and safety, hygiene, sorting and storage restrictions, the TDSB can only accept new items.

Please contact the Business Development Department at BusinessDevelopment@tdsb.on.ca for more information on how to donate new items.


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