Backpack and School Supply Drive

New backpacks and school supplies are being collected now for our 17th annual backpack distribution to kids in need in our community. They can be dropped off at the Mission Centre at 22 Fifth Street, Redeemed Goods at 298 Crowland Avenue or the Downtown Welland BIA office at 195 East Main Street. We are collecting until July 26. 

Most needed items are:

-backpacks for Grade 6-8 girls

-packs of lined paper

-washable markers



-pencil sharpeners

-math kits



-glue sticks

Anyone in need of backpacks and school supplies for their children can bring proof of address, proof of income and ID for themselves and their children to the Mission Centre at 22 Fifth Street. We will be distributing them August 1-30, during our regular drop in centre hours (Tuesday to Friday 9:30-11:45am). 

If you would like to contribute financially, Giant Tiger on Fitch Street will be collecting monetary donations at the cash in August. You can also donate at our charity office at 22 Fifth Street.