Red Deer Telus Community Ambassadors will distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to 100 students in the Red Deer area to ease back-to-school financial burdens on families.
Backpacks are filled with essential school supplies like pencils, loose-leaf sheets, pencil cases, rulers and much more.
Backpacks were delivered to school jurisdictions in June to allow schools to determine need and notify families before the summer break.
Backpacks were prepared in May during the annual Telus Day of Giving.
A total of 10,000 backpacks will be distributed this fall across Canada through Telus’s Kits for Kids program.