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

374 children received OFF TO SCHOOL SMILING KITS in 2022

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


Current clients can register online to pickup backpacks:

Do you need help from our Off to School Smiling program and are new to Stratford House of Blessing?

  • Please call us at 519-273-3433

Want to help? we are always looking for donations

What can I donate?

We Need New:

  • Backpacks for all ages (especially for grades 7-12)

  • Pencil cases

  • Binders

  • Scientific Calculators

  • Pencil Crayons, markers, and crayons

  • Math sets

  • Children's round tip scissors

  • Erasers

  • Pencil sharpeners

  • Rulers

  • Packages of lined paper and spiral notebooks

  • Pens and pencils

  • Highlighters

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

      8:30AM - 4:30PM.

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

girl doing homework
little boy smiling while he colours

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.

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