SGC Admin: Each summer Bethesda House offers camps for kids who have been or who have witnessed domestic abuse… These same kids need new school supplies when they go back in the fall… Anyone who is a parent readying their kids for a new school year knows this is an added expense and it can be stressful… This is no different for the parent of a child fleeing domestic abuse… except for them it can be the last straw or that extra “thing” that makes life all the harder… 

Jaki MacKinnon Executive director of Bethesda House is asking for the public’s help… so the kids who have seen the worst of human nature can at least begin the school year the same as any other kid… In this way, we can help the child and the parent, giving them hope and a sense of belonging…

Full background of school supplies Stock Photo - 31929934 Copyright : 5second

Bethesda House is asking for donations of the following: 

  • Backpacks at least 14 are needed for boys 13 to 17 and others for younger boys and girls
  • Packs of Pencils
  • Packs of Pens
  • Packs of Crayons
  • Packs of colored markers
  • Lined binder paper
  • Blank paper
  • Graph paper
  • Erasers
  • White-out
  • Calculators
  • Pencil Cases (for boys age 13-17 others for younger boys and girls)
  • Rulers
  • Highlighters
  • Subject Notebooks
  • Binder Dividers
  • Portfolio Folders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Any donations left over after the beginning of the school year will be put to good use by the shelter for the kids and youth who come there throughout the rest of the year. 
  • To Donate Please Call: 905 623 6045

Source: Whitby This Week July 22 Edition: Jennifer O’Meara:

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