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Invest in a child’s education

In our deeply unequal society, many children, families and communities were already struggling to make ends meet. Over 500,000 children in Canada live below the poverty line and have trouble purchasing basic supplies to start the school year.

Penny Appeal Canada aims to provide 3000 students across Ontario with basic school supplies along with a backpack to help alleviate the financial burden for families.

1 BACKPACK - $35
5 BACKPACKS - $175
10 BACKPACKS - $350
20 BACKPACKS - $700
30 BACKPACKS FOR AN ENITRE CLASS - $1050

What’s in the backpacks?

Penny Appeal Canada’s Back To School initiative distributes backpacks all across the GTA. Backpacks are filled with school supplies for students in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7- 12. Each student will receive supplies based on the educational needs of their grade level.

GRADES 1-3
  • Mask
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Pencil box
  • Erasers
  • Markers
  • Sharpener
  • Safety Scissors
  • Glue Stick
GRADES 4-6
  • Mask
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Pencil box
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Sharpener
  • Binder
  • Lined Paper
  • Basic Calculator
GRADES 7-12
  • Mask
  • Geometry Set
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • White Out
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Box
  • Advanced Calculator
  • 2” 3-ring Binder
  • Dividers
  • Lined Paper


This expense can place a great psychological and financial burden on families who are already experiencing challenges with their finances given the current economy.