Did you know? 29% of Canadians report that the COVID-19 situation is having a moderate or major impact on their ability to meet financial obligations or essential needs.
United Way Winnipeg is helping lower stress for families with supports for basic needs, parenting programs, and youth activities. We’re also working to ensure Winnipeg youth always have a safe place to go.
This summer, we’re collecting donations of new backpacks and school supplies for children and youth in our community. Join us! With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of Winnipeggers hardest hit by the pandemic and ensure that students are equipped with the supplies they need to thrive in the school year ahead.
How can you help?
Host a school supplies drive!
Let your friends, family, and colleagues know that you’re collecting donations of new backpacks and school supplies and encourage them to pitch in.
Tell us about your drive and we’ll share some promotional materials to help you engage your network.
Once completed, bring donations of new backpacks, lunch bags, loose-leaf, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers and more to United Way Winnipeg. We’ll distribute supplies amongst our network of agency partners and ensure your items get into the hands of children who need them.
United Way Winnipeg / 580 Main Street / 8:30am-4:30pm
Free parking is available in the parking lot behind United Way Winnipeg. We are currently closed to the public; please use the buzzer next to the door upon arrival.
Spread the word!
Help raise awareness for the need for school supplies on social media. Follow @UnitedWayWpg to like and share our school supply drive posts.
Spread the word and share your own school supply drive photos using #backpacktoschool.