In partnership with local community-minded businesses and organizations, we collect and distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to over 350 students, with the demand climbing year after year. We feel that providing these items for students give them the ability to start the school year off on the right foot to focus on learning and their future success!

Back to School clients come from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • Children of single mothers or single fathers
  • Children of working families trying to make ends meet
  • Children of seniors with custody of their grandchildren
  • Children of new immigrant families

How do I qualify?

In order to qualify for our Back to School program families must posses ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Resident of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows (currently or as of September 2021)
  2. Families with low income or are in need of additional resources
  3. Families with school aged children attending an elementary or secondary school in SD42*


*If you are a resident of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows but your child attends school in another district please contact Bee for more information, 604-463-8296 ext. 112. or EMAIL.

How do I apply?

There are 2 ways to apply online:

  1. Please fill out our online application form HERE.
  2. Download and print off a hard copy of the registration form HERE. Then fill, scan, and email back to us.

ALL registrations close August 15th 2021!

Please note: When you apply be prepared to provide proof of income. This can be a bank statement showing contents of all accounts and/or pay stubs (from employment or other sources). Proof of income can be uploaded to your online application or copies can be submitted via. email if you choose to print your application. 

For those who don’t have access to a computer or smart phone, experience language barriers, or have a disability that may make applying online difficult please contact Bee (our Community & Family Services Advocate) at 604-463-8296, ext. 112 or EMAIL.

Can I apply on behalf of someone else?


Whether you are working with an agency, or there are some language barriers, we can work with you. Please contact Bee (our Community & Family Services Advocate) at 604-463-8296, ext. 112 or EMAIL.

When will my child get their school supplies?

Our outstanding relationship with School District 42 ensures students receive their supplies with in the first week of the new school year. 

Where do I pick up my child's school supplies?

These school supply packages are discreetly distributed to children in need through their classroom – no need to pick up from another location! Please contact your school administration team for more information.

Back to School Program is run by our Community & Family Services Coordinator
Bee Schroeder
(604) 463-8296 ext. 112 or EMAIL


We are always seeking monetary donations for our Back to School Program.
Please donate online by clicking the button below, or you can bring in cash or cheque to our Admin Office.


Administration & Community and Family Services Offices
Unit D – 11948 227th Street
Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 6J3

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9 am – 2pm
Thurs by appointment only.