As mailboxes around Quebec fill up with settlement cheques from a class action against Quebec school boards overcharging for school fees, there are many in our community with inadequate resources for what are the increasingly exorbitant costs of yearly materials. A program to assist low income families is underway with a drive to collect and distribute school supplies in NDG. The Eco-Quartier NDG school supply program has collected a large amount of quality school supplies with the collaboration of several NDG schools and is offering free supply kits to families who could benefit from the program. One kit is offered per child, and supplies are tailored to the child’s age and grade.
If you are an NDG resident who would like to be added to the recipient list, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 514-486-2727. If you have supplies you would like to donate, Eco-Quartier will happily accept them, just drop them off at 6575 Somerled and they will be given a second life.