Backpack Program

Lakeside HOPE House Backpack Program

Every year, Lakeside HOPE House organizes a city-wide Guelph Community Backpack program. The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition is a program partner in this initiative. Together, we are working to ensure as many children as possible receive brand new backpacks filled with grade-appropriate supplies. 

The application process is very straightforward: we gather only enough information about the student in order to offer brand new backpacks with customized supplies. Due to the limits of the form, if you need to register more than four children per household, simply fill out a new form.

The link above will take you to a Lakeside HOPE house web page. It may also be accessed through the charity’s website. 

Backpack Pickup Details

Note: You must have pre-registered to pick up a backpack 

Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

Location: Ken Danby Public School (Community Room – to the right of the main doors).

  • 525 Grange Rd, Guelph, ON N1E 7C4
  • Please park in the main parking lot

Pick-up is first-come, first serve and will take place outside (if weather does not cooperate, we will have folks pick up supplies inside, with social distancing precautions)

What to Bring: Please bring a mask and respect social distancing while waiting in-line and picking up supplies.

Can’t Make it?

  • If you are a client of Cassandra (our Parent Outreach Worker) and cannot make it to the school for pickup, please connect with her to organize drop off.
  • Please email info@gheng.ca (subject line: backpack pickup)  if you are not Cassandra’s client but cannot make this time. We will work on alternate pick-up arrangements.

Pickup Location (August 2020)

Ken Danby School, 525 Grange Rd.

With the ongoing pandemic, we anticipate more residents than ever will access this program. If you you are interested in donating, please connect with Lakeside Hope House via  the Lakeside HOPE House Guelph Community Backpack Project.

Image of person holding backpack Credit: Scott Webb on Unsplash

Credit: Scott Webb (Unsplash)