Pack It up, August 20 – September 7!

This August and September, Santas Anonymous and Walmart Uptown are collecting new backpacks and donations of school supplies for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. All of the donations will be sent to our workshop, where volunteers will fill the backpacks and prepare them for delivery to schools in Greater Victoria.

Pack It Up is taking place from August 20 to September 7. Bring your donations of backpacks and school supplies to the collection boxes at the Walmart Uptown entrance and our office at 1420 Broad Street.

How to volunteer

Pack It Up is a great opportunity for families who wish to volunteer for our Christmas Hamper program to join CFAX Santas Anonymous Society. You’ll meet lots of our long-time volunteers, learn what we’re all about, and help children and teenagers get a solid start to the school year.

Email cfax.santas@bellmedia.ca to request a volunteer application, and bring along your family and friends!

How to donate

It starts with backpacks…we need lots of them! You can donate a fully stocked backpack that’s ready to go, or individual items to put in other packs.

We’re looking to fill every backpack with the following items.

For kids in Kindergarten to Grade 3 For kids in Grades 4-12
  • Ruler
  • Pens, pencils, and a pencil case
  • Pencil crayons
  • Erasers
  • 4 duo-tang covers
  • 2-4 notebooks
  • 150 sheets of lined Paper
  • Basic calculator
  • 2 glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Pens, pencils, and a pencil case
  • Pencil crayons
  • Erasers
  • 4 duo-tang covers
  • 2-4 notebooks
  • 150 sheets of lined Paper
  • Scientific calculator
  • 2 binders