“I Gave Backpack!” Campaign


Census information released by Statistics Canada in 2017 shows that nearly 1.2 million children across Canada were living in low-income households, representing about 17% of all Canadian children. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the percentage of children under the age of 18 living in low-income households was 17.8%.

CSSE's goal is to give back to the local community in which our annual PDC is being held, namely the St. John’s region in 2020, where there are many high need schools, particularly elementary schools.

How to get Involved:

There are two ways to get involved with CSSE’s “I Gave Backpack!” initiative:

  1. Individual Support
    Individuals may support between 1 and 9 backpacks at $25.00 each. Individual supporters will be recognized on a custom card inserted into each backpack they have supported and on a large Thank You sign displayed at the PDC in the backpack assembly area.

    If you wish to provide individual support, please visit the “I Gave Backpack!” funding page.

  2. Company Sponsorship
    Company sponsorships are available at levels (or “Grades”) designed to fit any budget, as follows:
    Grade 1:   $250    (10 backpacks)
    Grade 2: $500    (20 backpacks)
    Grade 3: $800    (30 backpacks)
    Grade 4: $1000    (40 backpacks)
    Grade 5: $1250    (50 backpacks)
    Grade 6: $1500    (60 backpacks)

    Company “Grade” sponsors will receive the following recognition:
    • Recognition in campaign communications
    • Listing on CSSE website as supporter of campaign
    • Listing on sponsor recognition signage and PPT loops at PDC
    • Listing in CSSE’s Mobi Guide
    • Recognition as supporter in CSSE’s e-newsletter, CSSE & Beyond

    If you wish to secure a company sponsorship, please download and complete the “I Gave Backpack!” Sponsorship Agreement.

    If your company is interested in an in-kind sponsorship by providing necessary items to be included in the backpacks, please contact Terry Cunningham at [email protected].


Thank You to Our Sponsors



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