Sarnia schoolchildren in need get support from Landmark Village residents

This year’s backpack fundraiser results in 26 students getting school supplies
9/12/2018  - Deron Hamel
Landmark Village’s backpack fundraiser has become an annual event at the Sarnia seniors living community.  

For the third year in a row, Landmark Village has engaged residents in a successful “backpack fundraiser” to help provide school supplies to local students from families in need.

This year, the Sarnia seniors living community filled 26 backpacks with school supplies, such as crayons, markers, pencil crayons, binders, papers, notebooks, pencils, erasers, scissors and pencil sharpeners, and delivered them to two schools, Lansdowne Public School and PE McGibbon Public School.

Landmark Village fun co-ordinator Brent Hart notes that 26 was the magic number for backpack fundraisers this year at Steeves & Rozema seniors living communities, alluding to a fundraiser Village on the Thames recently had.

“I saw the story (in S&R Today) about the home in Chatham filling 26 (backpacks), and oddly enough we filled 26 backpacks with supplies, and I delivered 14 to PE McGibbon Public School and 12 to Lansdowne Public School,” he says.

This year’s campaign at Landmark Village was dubbed Adopt a Backpack. For a $25 donation residents bought one backpack and the supplies to fill it. Residents could donate any amount they wished.

Brent adds that this year’s campaign raised the bar from last year, which saw 18 backpacks donated. In fact, one resident wanted to help out so much he donated $100, “which was amazing,” Brent says.

There were 22 backpacks filled during the first campaign, so this year’s fundraiser set a record for Landmark Village.

“It was great how many we were able to donate,” Brent says. “It was another very successful fundraiser.”

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