Backpack Drive

Shout out to our partners – together we’re making
#BestFirstDays possible

 Help GenNext give kids the #schooltools they need to succeed


Below you will find some tools to help you spread the word!
Join with your friends, family and colleagues to help make a difference for the kids in Elgin Middlesex!

Join us in this collection drive!

Please fill out the form to the right and we will get back to you as soon as we can with further details.

2-colour logo (PMS 485 and black)
Print quality (300 dpi, CMYK) – eps (working files), jpg and png

cmyk- colour logo 
Print quality (300 dpi, CMYK) –  jpg

Use of Social Media

Social media is a great way to highlight what the Backpack Drive is all about! We are active on these social media platforms:


  • To hype up the launch and raise more awareness please include the following hashtags. @GenNextUW #BestFirstDay #DoGooders #BackpackDrive

To save these images simply click on one to enlarge it and right click to save.

Here you will find resources to help spread the word.

Backpack Drive poster

Backpack drive poster

Please note that all cash donations received during the collection drive will be used to purchase any necessary items for families and children in need. Any dollars left over will be allocated to the Community Fund and will go towards supporting children and youth programming in our community.


Now accepting all items

      Backpacks filled with school supplies including:

  • Lunch bags
  • Pens
  • Exercise booklets
  • Pencil cases
  • Duotangs
  • Pencils
  • Binders
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Markers
  • Round tip scissors
  • Divider
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • 3-hole lined paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Wax crayons
  • Pencil crayons
  • Reusable snack / drink containers
  • Erasers
  • Calculators / scientific calculators
Looking for school supplies for your family or someone you may know?


Items collected during this drive will be distributed through the Thames Valley District School Board. Please contact your child’s school principal for more information.

Dakota HalfpennyBackpack Drive