We need your support to ensure 3,000+ students from Kindergarten to Gr. 12 are equipped for learning when they start the 2024-25 school year. The Backpacks for Students Campaign will provide new backpacks filled with supplies to students in need.

Each year the CBE distributes backpacks to students at 70+ schools across Calgary.

With backpacks and access to basic school supplies, students come to school prepared to learn and feel part of the learning community. The supplies in the backpacks provide the students with the tools that they need both at school and at home, so they can complete homework assignments or other special projects.

The rising cost of living has impacted everyone in one way or another and many families are struggling with day-to-day expenses. We cannot expect students to be successful in school without access to essential school supplies.

“25 per cent of Calgarians can’t meet basic financial needs, up from 19 per cent in 2022.” 2023 Quality of Life Report, Calgary Foundation

Your donation will go directly to providing a new backpack filled with new supplies to a deserving student. It costs approximately $50 for a filled backpack. Our goal is to raise $150,000!

Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? Please contact kanthony@educationmatters.ca for more info.

Please provide your contact and payment information below. Your contact details are required to generate an electronic tax receipt, which will be sent to the email address that you provide. EducationMatters is a charitable registration #898887005RR0001. Tax receipts will be provided for donations greater than $20.