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Valley Creek School

Backpack-o-Rama for Inn from the Cold

Valley Creek students have collected supplies and toys to fill 180 backpacks for Inn From the Cold. We received backpacks from Stephen’s Backpacks and our Student Advisory Council invited the students at Valley Creek to collect supplies, toiletry items, and toys for children who are without a home for the holidays.

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Backpack-o-Rama for Inn from the Cold


These children often have had to leave their homes without their belongings for a variety of reasons and move to the Inn From the Cold for temporary shelter. We want to gather these supplies and put them into the backpacks, donated by Stephen’s Backpack Society, and get them to the Inn From the Cold in time for the holiday season.

We are asking our classmates to donate school supplies from the list below. The TA Buddy Classes that bring in the most items to fill the backpacks will win the TA Challenge and will have an opportunity to decorate Gingerbread houses for those who have their Christmas dinner at Inn from the Cold. Our campaign will run from December 1 until December 17, 2014.

You can show your support and help families in need by making a donation HERE.

  • Full Project Summary

    List of helpful supplies to bring (No treats, please):

    o Pencils
    o Erasers
    o Small Binders or Duotangs
    o Paper or Notebooks
    o Scissors
    o Pencil Crayons or Markers
    o Rulers
    o Glue Sticks
    o Pencil Sharpeners
    o Calculators
    o Pens
    o Pencil Cases
    o Tape
    o Geometry Set
    o Stapler
    o Staples
    o Hole puncher
    o Whiteout
    o Highlighters
    o Tooth brushes and paste
    o Socks
    o Waterproof Mitts and Gloves
    o Toques
    o Scarfs
    o Blankets
    o Face cloth
    o Combs
    o Tissues
    o Stuffed animals
    o Small toys e.g. Rubric cubes, Lego
    o Puzzles
    o Colouring books
    o Reading Materials, e.g. pocket books, magazines, comics
    o Water bottle
    o Decoration

  • Project Outcome

    Essential items donated to Inn from the Cold’s Emergency Family Shelter. Students from the classes that brought in the most supplies also built ginger bread houses to give as gifts to families at Inn From the Cold.

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  • Project Facts

    • Lives Affected180
    • Total Cost$ 1,000
    • Amount Raised To Date$ 500
    • Percent Complete50 %
    • CountryCanada
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