Guelph Community Backpack Project

We all know that one of the best poverty fighting tools is a full education, one free of disparities and inequalities.  Research has demonstrated that children and youth living in poverty tend to have poorer education results compared to wealthier peers. These discrepancies are not due to the lack of ability to perform, but are rather the outcome of not having the necessary resources in order to be confident and successful in their academic journeys. 

Partnering with the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and the Salvation Army , HOPE House leads the coordination of a school supply drive to provide every child in need with a brand new, fully stocked backpack.

By owning something brand new, the kids feel that they matter, that they are valued and that they have not been overlooks or forgotten. We are simultaneously helping their school readiness as well as their state of mind and self-confidence going into a new school year.

You can help this initiative by donating either financially year round, or by donating school supplies in July each year.

Backpack registration closed July 31, 2021.

Your pick up location will provide details on the dates to pick up your backpacks in late August via email. 

Our Sponsors

Thank you to this year’s sponsors for the Guelph Community Backpack Project

Skyline Group of Companies

Interested in sponsoring’s next year’s program?
Email Mary Jackson at

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Location: 10 Cork Street East, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2W8
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