The Éco-quartier NDG has just launched its second annual collection of used school supplies! This project, promoting mutual help within the community and maintaining a clean environment, was a great success in its first edition last year. The material picked up by the end of the school year 2015-2016 from the participant schools (the school supplies that would have been thrown away) as well as the material donated by some generous residents in the neighborhood, were offered at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year to students from disadvantaged families. Thus our decision to continue this good community gesture promoting solidarity between residents, waste reduction and the re-use of old school materials.
As the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end, we have already started collecting boxes filled with a wide variety of reusable school materials from participating schools and organizations. A big thank you to the participating neighborhood schools, as well as St. Philip’s Anglican Church that offered us a room for storage.
If you have any used school supplies that you are not using, Eco-quartier NDG will be collecting them all summer for fall distribution.