School supplies collection
Eco-quartier NDG’s initiative “Collection and reuse of old school supplies” is an attempt to reduce waste by diverting old school supplies that would have otherwise been thrown away, and giving them to underprivileged families in NDG. It’s an excellent opportunity to introduce youth/students to the 3RV principle (source Reduction, Reuse, Recycling and Valorisation) and also to encourage them to help and support the community.
The “Collection and reuse of old school supplies” program is a community and environmental project that strengthens support between the residents of NDG and maintains a better environment for the community. The third edition was a great success, and we look forward to next year.
Timeline and Involvement
The collection of old school supplies begins before the end of the school year, with the collaboration of several schools in the area. Every year we are astounded by the generosity and involvement that schools, teachers, students, and parents show.
Involvement: encourage your school to participate in the program, drop off unused school supplies from your household, or volunteer to help with supply collection.
NOTE: every year we are in need of a storage space to accommodate the large volume of donations that we receive. If you have suggestions or a space to volunteer, please contact us in early June.
Before distributing supplies to families, we host a volunteer event to help clean, sort, and organize the school materials to ensure that families receive clean, usable, and intact items. We prepare kits for families and can customize them based off of the child’s age, grade, and required school materials. Volunteer support is essential and greatly appreciated because it allows us to process large quantities of materials in a short time.
Involvement: Volunteer for the cleaning and sorting event!
Mid- to end-August
Distribution day: The Eco-Quartier organizes a pick-up day for families to receive their kits.
Become a Beneficiary
If you wish to be added to the list of recipient families, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.