CAMBRIDGE, ONT. — The Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA) is bringing back the Backpacks for Success campaign and this year’s goal is to help 120 children in need.
A recent study confirmed that one in eight children now live below the poverty line in the Waterloo Region. Teachers recognize that children who start off the school year with a positive attitude are more likely to succeed, states a release issued by the GVCA. There are some families that can't afford to buy the things their children need for school and there is no extra funding at schools to provide it for the children.
Purchasing the necessary materials for specific age groups including pencils and pens, sharpeners, erasers, crayons and pencil crayons, markers, glue sticks, duo tangs, notebooks, construction paper, tape, calculators and binders is one way to help. A full list of the materials needed can be found at www.gvca.org. Those interested in supporting the cause can also send a cheque or a Walmart gift card and materials will be purchased on your behalf.
GVCA is asking that backpacks be delivered to the GVCA office, located at 25 Sheldon Drive in Cambridge by August 30.