The annual backpack drive is shaping up quite nicely in our city!
I’d like to extend a huge thanks to Hope House and to all the volunteers for putting this event together. I’d also like to thank the corporate sponsors for their donations.
I stopped by yesterday for about 30 minutes so that I could be taken through the assembly line! What a process!
Each child not only gets a backpack but also pens, scissors, paper, binders and Much much more!
Pickup from the Hope House recipients is next week and is sure to be a wonderful event seeing these children receive their new gear for school!
The volunteers that make this happen were laughing and smiling the whole time! No wonder Guelph is recognized as one of the top volunteering communities!
Here’s a good birds eye view shot of the operation so you can see how much work goes into this! Hope House employee extraordinaire Bob Moore was there helping too!
Even though they have over 1,000 backpacks ready to go, there’s a waiting list of 50-70 still needed – They’d love donations to keep rolling in if possible!
Drop off to Hope House down at corner of Norfolk & Cork St.