Thousands of Students Benefit from Back-to-School Essentials

Sep. 28, 2021

Throughout the summer, community partners stepped up to ensure that all new and returning CBE students went back to school with everything they need for learning. In the spring, principals shared how many students at their schools could benefit from a new backpack and school supplies, the need was overwhelming - requesting over 3,000 backpacks. Thanks to the generosity of community businesses, every student will be equipped with much needed supplies.

A big thank you goes out to Staples for donating hundreds of backpacks filled with essential supplies for students in need. We are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who filled and organized those backpacks. EducationMatters, Calgary’s trust for public education, also hosted an online back to school fundraising campaign that will support schools and new students throughout the year to have the supplies they need to help them be successful.

"Our students and families are very grateful for the support and kindness we received from our valued community partners who provided backpacks full of school supplies for our students. There were so many expressions of gratitude from parents and students who said that this gift was a caring and welcoming beginning to their new school year."
Warren Ferguson, Assistant Principal - Jack James High School