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Beyond Backpacks

Beyond Backpacks

Regular donation amount $22.00 USD
Regular donation amount Donation amount $22.00 USD
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We can help restore hope to families as they prepare their children for the new school year. Your donations will provide essential school supplies and care packages to families in need in Canada.
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Help vulnerable families, including single mom led households and Indigenous families in Canada as they plan for getting their children Back to School.

We are asking you to donate today because every child deserves an equal start in life. Your donation will go directly towards supporting single-parent families who have fallen on hard times or those who might not be able to afford backpacks, pens, pencils and other essentials needed. Our campaign goes beyond School supplies as we will also provide single moms with care packages for themselves.

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Beyond Backpacks!

In this post-pandemic world, the cost of living continues to rise. The ability to afford housing, food, and basic necessities is still a struggle for many families, including single-parent familie. Our goal is to help provide some relief to those in need.

More than one million people in Ontario live in poverty, and income inequality is growing. The statics surrounding single-mother families in the Greater Toronto Area are startling. 

⚠️ 19.7% of children in Toronto live in low-income households

⚠️ 26.3% of GTA homes are lone-parent families

With help from donors like you, Humaniti will be giving away 2,000 backpacks full of school supplies and care packages to single and Indigenous parents and their children. Our partners at IDRF and HCI are helping fund the project, while our partners at Uniqlo supply items for the care packages, and the rest is up to our generous donors. 

The more donations we receive, the more school supplies we can get into the hands of kids, so they can grow and thrive and have a great school year!

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What we are doing to help

As parents and children prepare for back-to-school shopping they may be faced with the inability to afford the necessary school supplies, and Humaniti is here to help.

As the name suggests, we’re giving more than backpacks and school supplies. Humaniti wants to giveback to moms too, so we’re packing care packages. Everyone deserves a little relief.

On August 19, 2023, Beyond Backpacks will be filling 2,000 backpacks (twice the number from last year!) for these deserving kids and assembling care packages for their deserving mothers. Each backpack will be filled with the following:

• Creative tools for them to express themselves

• Organization tools to get them ready for the school year

• Other essential items to empower their learning & growth

Each care package will be filled with helpful, healing items for these mothers, including some extra special gifts from our partners at Uniqlo!

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