The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka is looking to the Huntsville and Bracebridge communities to help ensure kids have supplies for the coming school year, whether they are learning at home or at school.
The club is raising funds to help with the annual Staples Back to School Program. The money raised will be turned into basic school supplies such as writing supplies, binder accessories, notebooks, agendas, back packs, lined paper pads, and planners for elementary school children in both local school boards.
“Even with the uncertainty of the upcoming school year because of the COVID-19 situation, it is important that we not deprive the young minds of the tools they need for learning whether in class or at home. There is always a need and Staples and Kiwanis are trying to do what they can to support that need,” said Rick Brooks, the club’s community services chair, via email.
The supplies are distributed by Kiwanis to the schools and service organizations that have the greatest need.
“Please give generously and help support this longstanding program,” said Brooks. “We need your support especially during these uncertain times.”
Donations can be made to a cashier at either of the Staples stores in Huntsville or Bracebridge.
Kiwanis will also be hosting a Fill the Bus Campaign on August 19 at the Bracebridge Staples and on August 20 at the Huntsville Staples. With the help of Campbell’s Bus Lines, Kiwanians will be at each store and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.to encourage Staples shoppers to help them stuff the bus with much-needed school supplies.
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