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Backpack Program



Each August/ September Town House provides school supplies and backpacks for children and youth in need. 

This program is designed to remove some of the financial burden that families face during back-to-school season and to support the youth in our community in their learning journey. 


Many community groups and individual community members make this program possible through their generous donations. 


You can support our backpack program and youth in our community by donating school supplies, or funds that will enable us to purchase supplies.


Donations can be dropped off at Town House, 150 Commercial Street, Glace Bay, during regular office hours Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. all year long.  

We accept cash, cheque, e-transfer, or click the button below to make an online donation.

Click Here for a printable list of recommended items for our backpack program.

Please include a note indicating that you're donating to our Backpack Program.

If you prefer to send a cheque, donations may be sent to:

Town House, Glace Bay Citizens Service League

150 Commercial Street

Glace Bay NS

B1A 3C1



Click the Donate Now button below to be redirected to our online donation platform

Please Note:

Town House Backpack Program serves students in Glace Bay and Surrounding Areas

If you require assistance and live outside of our designated area, please refer to our partners listed below. 

Every Womens Centre


Every Womens Centre (902) 567-1212




Regular school supplies, backpacks and lunch bags


New Waterford

Kinsmen Club


Andrew Digero at 902-862-2920  

Joe Currie at 902-578-4970


Half of the needed supplies for students

Glace Bay

Town House


Lori Young (902) 849-2449


Regular school supplies and backpacks

Register for our Backpack Program

Call 902-849-2449 or register below

If your family is in need of assistance this fall, please complete the form below, or call our office to register.

Registration for our 2023 backpack program is now open.

Distribution of backpacks and supplies to families will take place in mid/ late August 2023.

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