City Blessing Metro Vancouver is partnering with Metro Kids Society again in 2022 to distribute backpacks in early August to inner city families in Surrey and Langley. With the hopes for a fresh start to the new school year, we’d like to invite you to be a part of City Blessing’s Backpack Pals, where we will be gifting backpacks full of supplies to elementary aged students. In the last two years, you have helped us pack over 300 backpacks and this year, we are targeting to deliver 100 backpacks for these families. 

By participating in this program, you’ll get the chance to impact the lives of children as they prepare to step into the new school year. By signing up, you’ll pledge for the number of backpacks you’ll be supporting and join us in an afternoon packing event.  

The bags will be packed on Saturday, July 30, 11:30am PT at Cineplex VIP Cinemas Brentwood. Additionally, you’re invited to deliver the backpacks directly to the children during the week of August 9-11 in Surrey. We’ll send more information closer to the date.

Signups for Backpack Pals closes on Sunday, June 19 and we will collect the pledges by INTERAC e-Transfer to vancityblessing@gmail.com  by Sunday, June 26.