More than 300 underprivileged Kamloops families got some back-to-school stress relief this week thanks to a charitable program from Telus.
Backpacks full of school supplies were distributed to 360 kids in the Kamloops-Thompson School District, courtesy of local Telus community ambassadors.
“For some, it is a choice between food on the table or pens and paper for school,” said Pat Bauer, president of the Kamloops ambassadors.
“We want to make sure no family has to make that choice, and that all students have the tools they need to succeed at school. All children deserve an opportunity to succeed, learn and grow.”
The Kits for Kids program is part of the Day of Giving each May when Telus staffers and retirees across Canada volunteer community service to help build their communities.
Since 2006, they have donated more than 70,000 Kits for Kids nationwide that school districts distribute to help young people start the school year with supplies.