United Way's Stuff the Bus Assists School Children Across Haldimand and Norfolk

Helping students with new school supplies.

Principal Robin Callens, Port Rowan Public School (left), Kim Shippey, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (right) – supplies being dropped off

For the third year in a row, our United Way has responded to the overwhelming need in the communities of Haldimand and Norfolk and is assisting more than 650 school children with new school supplies. In 2018, United Way launched Stuff the Bus and helped more than 125 school children. In its third year, the numbers have skyrocketed to over 650 children.

“Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for students, but for hundreds and hundreds of children across Haldimand and Norfolk, this is a luxury they never get to enjoy. We are thrilled to have received a very substantial donation of all new school supplies from an anonymous donor, as well as donations of school items from the congregation of Faith Centennial United Church in Selkirk and the generous support from 100 Women Who Care Haldimand, Roulston’s staff, downtown Simcoe and Unilever staff. Through this collective effort, we will ensure that even more children across our communities are ready for their school experience”, says Kim Shippey, Executive Director, United Way Haldimand and Norfolk.

Working directly with schools across Haldimand and Norfolk, our goal is to provide local students with the supplies they need to succeed, regardless of family income. This year, as a direct result of COVID-19, the need is even greater.

If your school in Haldimand or Norfolk is in need of school supplies for students, contact

Judy Tomczak, Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

[email protected] or phone (519) 426-5660