Tools for Schools

Without your help this year students may not have the tools to be successful.



Your help is urgently requested to provide school supplies to students in need. This year the Tools for School program is falling short of achieving its goal; to provide basic school supplies for over 500 students in South Eastern Alberta.
As adults in the work force, we need the “tools” to be successful and children are no exception. Without backpacks, writing utensils and paper, students in need start the school year at a major disadvantage.

As elementary grades make up the majority of requests, the basic pack is geared towards fulfilling their needs. The basic pack consists of:

  • 10 pencils
  • Two pens
  • One eraser
  • One glue stick
  • Two packs of loose-leaf paper
  • One binder
  • Two duo tangs or two exercise books
  • One package of crayons or pencil crayons
  • Our High-School students need graphing calculators!

Donate today by either assembling a basic pack or donating individual supplies!

About Tools for School
Tools for School is a broad base community initiative that is designed to help reduce the barriers for children to be successful in school. We all need the correct tools to be successful and children are no exception. This program seeks to solicit school supplies in a way to meet the needs of the child. The teacher who identifies the need then allocates the supplies. Last Year, 536 children received the “tools” necessary to succeed in our area alone.

About United Way
United Way is the largest non-government funder of health and social services in South Eastern Alberta. We are dedicated to bringing people and resources together to build caring, vibrant communities. United Way invests resources in programs and services that lead to: Healthy Children, Strong Families, Supportive Communities and Self-Reliant Individuals.