Snacks ‘n Sneakers
Snacks n’ Sneakers program returns to Community Care to help students start classes on the right foot.
Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold, in partnership with Canadian Tire Bank (CTB), are pleased to be able to offer our CTB’s Snacks ‘n Sneakers program again this year. Each child registered with Community Care attending JK – Grade 12 is eligible to apply for the Snacks n’ Sneakers program and receive a backpack with school supplies, healthy snacks and a pair of brand-new sneakers.
“It is important that students return to school with the supplies they need so that their first priority is to participate and learn in class,” says Betty-Lou Souter, CEO of Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold. “Any parent or guardian to school aged kids knows how quickly the costs can add up when preparing for another school year. Children are expected to return to school with at least two pairs of shoes (one for indoors and their outside shoes), numerous supplies and added snacks that keep them going throughout the day. It can put a lot of pressure on families who are already struggling to get the basics covered. Our back to school program aims to help ease that burden and help families manage.”
Pick up dates will be announced in early August. Registration begins in August.
- Please have your children’s current shoe size ready when you call.
- When you call, we will work with you to make sure your file is up to date.
- If you are not currently a client, you can still call our offices and we’ll discuss the steps to get you registered.
Any questions, please contact Danielle 905-685-1349 ext. 241 or if you are located in Thorold, please call 905-227-9240
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