Celebrating Back to School with free school supplies and activities
1. August 19th and 20th, 2014Celebrating Back to School with freeschool supplies and activities!
2. For disadvantaged children of Montreal,the start of school can be a demoralizingtime. It can cost parents at least $519 worth ofschool supplies per child Already tight family budgets cannot stretchto pay for new clothes and the long lists ofsupplies that are sent home by theteacher. 3. 2,400 new backpacks courtesy of BENTLEY! 4. $350,000 worth of school supplies, shoes and clothing courtesyof donors like ALDO and MEGA BLOKS 5. Sports themed activities to keep the childrenentertained! 6. Professional Animators! 7. Face painting! 8. Tasty treats!Cotton Candy - Popcorn 9. Spokesperson Senator Jacques DemersI understand the plight ofstruggling families and I amproud to participate in thisannual event. Families oftenjust need a little help to getback on track during toughtimes. Senator Jacques Demers 10. Special Guests Marguerite Blais (MP of St.-Henri-Sainte-Anne) Jean Coutu (Founder and Chairman of the Jean CoutuGroup) 11. Media Coverage Global TV: Helping children get back to school http://globalnews.ca/video/1518850/helping-children-get-back-to-school La Presse: Rentre scolaire: quelque 2400 enfantsdfavoriss reoivent de l'aide http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=987813&playlistId=1.1418975&binId=1.1332485&playlistPageNum=1 Westmount Independent: Back to school at Welcome HallMission The Suburban: Two thousand four hundred kids get help togo back to school in style La Voix Populaire: 2400 enfants reoivent des fournituresscolaires 12. Shopping!La Boutiques $1 Sale 13. Happy families! 14. A special thank you to our partners! 15. Thank you to all 207 volunteers!Your help made all the difference 16. Thank you!