United Way of Chatham-Kent

Site: Chatham - McNaughton Ave W

Service: Operation BackPacks

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-0430
After Hours Phone Voice mail
Fax 226-270-5535
E-Mail info@uwock.ca
Website uwock.ca/operationbackpacks
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Primary Contact Karyn O'Neil, Director, Community Engagement & Operations; Phone: 519-354-0430 ext 202; Email: karyn@uwock.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - This year, instead of a backpack of supplies, families will receive a gift card to a back-to-school retailer within their neighbourhood. This will provide families with the freedom to choose what will best support their children for school this fall. Qualified families are eligible for $40 per child, up to a maximum of $100 per family. Registration is open from Aug 11-Aug 24 or until funds have run out. Proof of school enrollment may be required and gift cards will be mailed out on Sep 4 to the registrants address. Visit the website to register or make a donation. 
Working in partnership with school boards, churches, local workplace volunteers and employees, and retailers Operation BackPacks provides backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to school-aged children throughout the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Children may be referred by local organizations, schools or parents may request the support themselves.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Families in need of support
Application COVID-19 - Visit the website for more information and to apply. 
Recipients: referral by social workers, churches, social service agencies, schools and self-referral * Walk-in, show ID for each recipient - registration opens August 11, 2020 online at uwock.ca or by calling 519-354-0430
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 1999
Primary Executive Steve Pratt, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 519-354-0430 ext 298; Email: steve@uwock.ca
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way ; Private
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Centre
425 McNaughton Ave W
Chatham, ON N7L 4K4
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Intersection McNaughton Ave and Doverdoon Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Print Material Pamphlets

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