North Rocky View Community Links' 17th annual Supplies 4 Success program has wrapped up for another year, with more than 300 local children benefiting from the program in 2019.
"On behalf of the 320 children and youth who received backpacks and essential school supplies through the program, we want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a success," said Laurie Jacob-Toews, community engagement manager for the charity, in a press release. "We couldn’t do it without you."
Contributors to the program included multiple local charities, including the Airdrie Food Bank, Airdrie Lioness and the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie. Other contributors included Chase Operator Training, Matt Carre of Hayloft, the Burger Club members, the staff at Sobeys Airdrie, the Starbucks at Towerlane, Denise Welsh of Thirtyone Gifts and Venue Church.
According to Jacob-Toews, the Supplies 4 Success program helps ensure students from low-income families in Airdrie and north Rocky View County have what they need to succeed in school. The program is a partnership between Community Links and Staples, with sponsorship provided by Davis Chevrolet, which provided a cheque for $1,740.
"Our goal is to ensure that all students in our community start the school year with a backpack full of necessary school supplies," she said.