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Through this program, students from JK to Grade 12 receive a backpack and the school supplies they need to succeed.

Your financial donations are needed to help fill the gaps and ensure every child receives the supplies they need to start school off, with a smile😊!!!

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290 children received backpacks in 2020

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for our Off to School Smiling program you must:

  • Be registered with Stratford House of Blessing

  • Be within our food bank area

  • Have one or more children in JK to grade 12

  • Have full or shared custody of your children

RegistrATION - Opens Monday JuNE 28th at 9:00 AM

Do you need help from our Off to School Smilling program?

  • Call 519-273-3433 to register

What Can I Donate?

  • Pencil Cases

  • Lunchbags

  • Erasers

  • Children's Scissors

  • Rulers

  • Glue Sticks

  • Spiral Notebooks

  • Pencil Sharpeners

  • Reusable Waterbottles

  • Lunch Containers

  • Crayons & Pencil Crayons

  • Pens & Pencils

  • Calculators

  • Highlighters

  • Markers

  • Financial Donations

We Also Need New:

  • Backpacks for all ages (Increased need for Grade 7-12 Backpacks)​

  • Scientific Calculators

  • Math Sets

  • Binders

  • Black and Blue Pens

We Greatly Need New:

How to Donate
  • We are accepting donations every Monday to Friday from

       9:00 am -12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

  • Please drop off donations on the right side of the building at the red door by the ramp.

  • If you need an alternative time to drop off your donations please call 519-273-3433 to schedule a time.

You can also support us with monetary donations

Help fill in the gaps by supporting us financially​. This will help us ensure every child receives all the supplies they need to succeed.

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Thank you to all the businesses, individuals and community groups who donated funds and school supplies to our

Off to School Smiling Program.