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Operation Backpack

JESSICA HANSON, Community Investment Manager

NORTH DURHAM: The United Way of Durham Region is pleased to announce the 15th consecutive year of our Operation BackPack program in Durham Region. The program is designed to help at risk families and their children with the provision of important back to school supplies.

A parent or family may register their child or children with one of the United Ways Operation BackPack partner agencies as below:

Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge: Big Brother and Big Sisters of North Durham – 905 985 3733 (Registration Open July 4th to 18th).

Clarington: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Clarington – 905 623 6646 or email:

Durham Wide: Girls Inc. of Durham – 905-428-8111, Ajax Welcome Centre – 1-877-761-1155 or email:, Pickering Welcome Centre – 1-877-761-1155 or email:

If they are clients of Open Arms call 289-276-1172 or clients of Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre call 905-427-7849.

Additionally parents or guardians may call 211 to find the program partner applicable for their area.

The United Way is grateful to all of our donors, suppliers and volunteers who make this program possible, and extend a special thank you to our program partners and their volunteers and staff.

For further comment please contact: Robert Howard, Chief Possibility Officer, United Way of Durham Region at: 905-242-4490 or email:

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