Wednesday, August 29, 2007

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.

Apparently the lure of free school supplies didn’t resonate well with those Rupertites in need, or maybe they were just away for the weekend.

Regardless of the reasons for the low turnout last week, the Hecate Strait Rotary club and the Salvation Army will try again to make sure that those youngsters heading back to school this fall have a good head start when it comes to school supplies.

They have two distribution times planned for Prince Rupert this week, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a. m. to 12 noon and 1 p. m. to 3 p. m at the Salvation Army Hall at Grenville Court by Northwest Community College.

Port Edward residents will have their chance to pick up the back to school packs on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Christ The King Church.

The Daily News had further details on the project in Tuesday’s paper.

By Christian Webber
The Daily News
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Page one

The Hecate Strait Rotary and the Salvation Army are carrying on with the distribution of backpacks to children around Prince Rupert after their first attempt was poorly attended.

The free bags and supplies were designed for public school kids, they have smaller backpacks for Grades 1-3 and larger backpacks for Grades 4-7.

The bags are filled with school supplies, not everything kids will need but enough for a decent start to the school year, said Captain Gary Sheils.

In Prince Rupert, bags were handed out again at the Food Bank on Monday and they will also be distributed on Wednesday and Friday from 10 a. m. to 12 noon and 1 p. , to 3 p. m.

In Port Edward, the Rotarians and Salvation Army will be distributed Thursday from 7 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. at the Christ The King Church.

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