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Backpacks for Kids 2021


United Way’s Backpacks for Kids is back in 2021!

The United Way of Pictou County is once again launching a Backpacks for Kids program – to assist Pictou County’s students with supplies they need to start their school year off on the right foot.

The aim of the program is to provide free backpacks and supplies to children in Pictou County living in low-income situations, with the intention of making starting the September 2021 school year as barrier-free as possible. The backpacks will be confidentially distributed to previously identified students in mid-August.

Those wishing to donate supplies can do so at any of the pop-up drives taking place around Pictou County this summer. The dates and locations of these drives are to be determined, and will be posted here once scheduled.

Items can also be dropped of at the United Way of Pictou County, 342 Stewart Street, Unit 1, New Glasgow, NS.

Suggested items for donation include backpacks, pencils, pens, binders, loose leaf, coloured pencils, calculators, and scribblers.

When dropping off supplies, masks are mandatory and physical distancing protocols must be followed.

For more information of the program, contact Ally MacKenzie at the United Way office at 902-755-1754 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can also be found on the United Way of Pictou County Facebook page beginning in June.






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