The Red Canoe Credit Union started the annual community Fill the Canoe Back to School Drive in 2009. They generously matched $1 per pound of school supplies donated & also provided a dollar-per-dollar match. Thousands of dollars and supplies have been donated to the families in our communities over the years.
We did our homework and the drive looked a little different this year. The FWPS district is providing supplies but advised us there was a need for quality backpacks. This year, the Red Canoe Credit Union partnered with We Love Our City with the goal of collecting 1000 backpacks. Over 25 local churches, businesses, non-profits & community members accepted the challenge! Donations are being distributed to the FWPS district, Communities in Schools, Boys & Girls Club, FW Veterans Center, and a variety of back-to-school events. We are always thrilled and amazed at the generosity of our community.
We are happy to announce, that with the help of all our partners, we exceeded our goal with 1100 backpacks & 2838 pounds of supplies! We are grateful for all our donors and we are excited to help our students kick off the new school year!