Our inaugural Back to School Supply Drive wrapped up recently. Assisted by our partner, Office Move Pro, we completed the pick-ups and deliveries in one busy but fantastic day. Between our 10 BC Locations, 2 Alberta Locations and Office Move Pro’s BC office, we collected a total of 23 Medium Maple Leaf moving boxes filled with much needed school supplies.
We delivered supplies to four different, yet equally grateful, recipients in BC. Our first stop was in Richmond at the Cambie Community Centre where the supplies were divided between the Out of School Care and Preschool Programs. We’re told the kids were very excited to receive the new supplies and couldn’t wait to start using them!
Our second delivery was at the SOS Children’s Village in Surrey. Here, we were able to provide some needed art supplies, including crayons, paint, markers, construction paper and colouring books.
Our third delivery took us to Central Elementary in Coquitlam where we met Principal McCutcheon and snapped a quick picture while talking about how the supplies would be used by the school.
Our final stop was at Hasting Elementary in Vancouver. Teachers greeted us to tell us how in-demand new school supplies are and how appreciative the community was.
The pick-ups and deliveries would not have been possible if it wasn’t for Office Move Pro who generously volunteered their time and vehicle to help make the day happen. If you have an office move on the horizon look no further than this great company. We can vouch for their outstanding customer service!
In Calgary, we made deliveries to three different schools, Bowness High School, James Fowler High School and Crescent Heights High School. One of the donations we received included hundreds of binders. The binders, along with other supplies, were welcomed by the three high schools who will no doubt put them to good use.
A big shout out goes out to all Maple Leaf Self Storage customers who generously donated supplies to all 12 of our stores. We couldn’t have done it without you! If you’d like to see more pictures from the day check out our Facebook page.
Up next for Maple Leaf is our annual “More Food. Less Hunger.” food drive. The drive will kick off in October. Get those non-perishable food items ready!