Backpacks filled with caring
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The 13th annual School Supplies for Kids project run by Na’amat Canada Calgary, a Jewish women’s non profit organization, saw about 100 volunteers pack 875 backpacks Sunday with donated materials such as pencils, notebooks, scissors, and glue sticks.
Project chairwoman, Stephanie Sacks, said what she’s he burberry bags sale ard from the shelters is that fleeing a home of domestic violence is like fleeing a fire you don’t get to bring your personal possessions with you.
Providing those kids with school supplies is one step in helping them rebuild their lives, she said.
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The backpacks are filled with grade appropriate supplies with the younger recipients getting things like crayons and the older ones calculators and dictionaries.
Volunteers from local schools and the Calgary Roughnecks were on hand to help stuff the backpacks, which will be dispersed at shelters in and around Calgary and even one in Lethbridge.