Back To School

Providing kids in Welland with back to school items

In partnership with Canadian Tire Bank and various community partners we provide new sneakers, a weeks worth of snacks and back to school items for over 300 kids in Welland.

Program DetailsWays to Donate

For many years, we have partnered with Canadian Tire Bank Snacks n Sneakers program to provide a new pair of sneakers for over 300 kids in our community from low-income households. In addition to the sneakers, we also provide each child with a week’s worth of snacks with the help of our donors.

We are pleased to announce that this year, 2023, we will be providing each child with a new backpack and basic school supplies. Many thanks to the Welland Optimist Club for stepping forward to be a leading sponsor for our new backpack program. We would also like to thank Service Master Niagara for their generous donation allowing us to serve even more kids in the Welland community.

In addition, we received donations from The Kacey Lynn Fund, Rotary Club of Welland, Rinker Plumbing Services, and other caring donors  to support our back-to-school program.

Program Details

DATE: August 22, 2023

LOCATION: The Hope Centre, 570 King Street, Welland

TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Quantities are limited and the event will be open as long as supplies last.  

First come, First Served. If you arrive before opening please line up at the entrance (located at the back of the building).


  • School age children ages 4 to 18
  • Provide identification for everyone in the household
  • Provide documentation of Welland address (license, lease, mail, etc).