The United Way Alberta Northwest Tools 4 School program wrapped up last week. Executive Director Tracy Zuk said the event was a huge success with the team packing 974 backpacks. The backpacks blessed students from Manning and Slave Lake and everywhere in between.
Volunteers took two days at Centre 2000 to pack the backpacks just in time for the first day of school.
One in five children live in poverty, paired with the financial strain of the pandemic this year, the need was higher than ever before.
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