Backpacks for Ukraine
The ongoing conflicts happening in Ukraine have caused millions of families to flee or suffer. The danger and civil unrest that have invaded the everyday lives of Ukrainians require immediate action from world leaders and stakeholders, including us at PPG to do our part and support. Starting locally with communities near us.
PPG's objective is to provide 50 youth with a toolkit to success and hope as they arrive in the GTA.
PPG is collaborating with the Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society: CUIAS is a non-profit community organization, providing settlement assistance to immigrants for over 30 years with the support of the federal government (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
children have been displaced from Ukraine in the last month due to the ongoing conflicts with Russia (According to UNICEF)
children have now been forced to flee the ongoing violence
school children are without access to education as Russia invades Ukraine, a new report finds
families arrive in Toronto each day
Thank you to everyone who donated!
How to Donate:
Option 1: Physical Donations
Create a backpack with the following 8 items.
*Items must be lightly used, unopened, or brand new. Please do not donate any items which no longer work:
(1)Pack of highlighters
(1) A kind message
Pack of COVID-19 Facemasks (must be completely sealed in a package)
Hand sanitizer (must be completely sealed in a package)
Toys (ie. fidget spinners, Rubix cube)
Menstrual hygiene products (must be completely sealed in a package)
OR- DONATE ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS IN ANY QUANTITY. WE WILL MAKE THE BACKPACK PACKAGES FOR YOU USING ALL THE ITEMS WE COLLECT
Once you have created your backpack/have your school supplies drop it off to either of the locations below by APRIL 28th, 2022
Schedule A pick up: If none of the above options for work you, we are here to help. Fill out this form to request a pickup: https://forms.gle/hpwguvpBh5xsKrQU8
DEADLINE: APRIL 25th, 2022
Option 2: Monetary Donations
Any amount counts however if possible, we request that you make a minimum donation of $20 which is the cost of 1 backpack with all the above items.
Donations can be made through e-transfer to our email: email@example.com. A thank you/confirmation email will be sent to you within 24 hours of donation. Should you not hear from us in that timeframe, please send us an email or call: 647-785-7634
DEADLINE: APRIL 25th, 2022
Want to get even more involved and take more action?
Become a collection hub for your school/friends/family/community. All you have to do is use the template below or here to let people in your network know that you are collecting donations:
You will find a poster and email/text templates to use. If you are a student wanting to set up a collection hub at your school, there is a template you can use to email your administration to seek permission.
STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR VOLUNTEER HOURS IF YOU CREATE A HUB. Please email us if you would like to receive hours.
Be sure to drop all the donations you received by April 28th, 2022 to one of the drop-off sites, or schedule a pick up here: https://forms.gle/hpwguvpBh5xsKrQU8.
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