How much does it cost to fill a backpack? That depends on the grade:
- Kindergarten to grade 6: $40
- Grades 7 – 9: $50
- Grades 10 – 12: $60-70
Your donation is needed, and it’s easy. Drop off supplies at any Calgary Staples store – there’ll be a box set out next to the entrance – or simply add a cash value when you’re paying at the counter – cash, debit and credit are all accepted. Donations of $200 or more can get a tax receipt through The City.
Check the drop-off locations for a Staples near you.
I went shopping with Lindsay Miller, social worker for The City’s Community & Neighbourhood Services group, to learn more about the program. Check out the video below: