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CLEAN OUT YOUR DRAWERS – WE’RE HAVING A BACK TO SCHOOL BIN DRIVE!

Summer’s coming to a close and you know what that means… time to think about heading back to school. Don’t worry though – it’s not all bad! This year we’re kicking off the back-to-school season with a bin drive. Time to clean out the drawers and support some local kids, too.

What’s a bin drive?

A few times per year, we partner up with an organization in each of our four locations. As we drop off and pick up deliveries, we collect items from our customers in our SPUD bins that this organization might need. This August, we’ll be collecting new school supplies.

What you need to know:

From August 20th – 31st, place NEW school supplies in your SPUD bin (maximum 1 bin per household*).

See below for the specific list of supplies per location. For information on each organization and to find out where these donations will go, click the organization links below.

Vancouver: UNYA

  • Mechanical pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • White-out tape
  • Backpacks
  • Pencil cases
  • USB Flash/thumb drives
  • Calculators
  • Coloured pencil crayons
  • Packages of loose leaf paper
  • Combination locks
  • Locker organizers
  • Dividers (for use in binders)
  • Bus tickets

Victoria: 1Up

  • Backpacks
  • pencil cases
  • glue
  • pencil crayons
  • Scissors
  • small exercise books 

Calgary: Closer To Home

  • Backpacks
  • Pens/pencils
  • Pencil crayons
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil box
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Calculators
  • Binders (preferably with zippers)
  • Paper/notebooks
  • Construction paper/drawing paper
  • Graph paper
  • Rulers
  • Geometry sets
  • Markers (water-based)
  • Highlighters
  • USB sticks
  • Staplers
  • Scotch tape

Edmonton: My United Way

  • Backpacks
  • coil notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • pencil cases
  • pencil crayons
  • washable markers

*Please note we will only accept 1 full bin of supplies per household. While we appreciate that our customers want to help, our facilities simply cannot handle the extreme volume of goods when we receive more than 1 bin/household.

Have any questions about bin drive? Give us a call!

Carli

Outside of her role as a Social Media and Content Coordinator, Carli enjoys exploring the local trails, testing various health food trends, spending time with loved ones, and fawning over any dog she lays eyes on.

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