School Supplies Drop-off Locations

What to donate and where:

student_success_petitFinancial donations are preferred. With these funds we are able to purchase new school supplies in bulk at a discounted rate, allowing your donor dollar to go further. For those wishing to donate school supplies, please see the list of most-needed items below.

Any donation that you make is important to the Sharing in Student Success program. Any in-kind donations we receive will be redistributed to where they are most needed. Please help us grant children pride and dignity by donating NEW school supplies.

Most-needed items for September 2018:

  • New backpacks, child or youth-sized, with no corporate logos, offensive designs, or text
  • New pencil cases with no corporate logos, offensive designs, or text
  • New binders (1" - 1 1/2", 3-ring)
  • Geometry sets
  • Blunt scissors (please consider donating only scissors that are appropriate for young children)
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Packages of colouring pencils
  • Packages of coloured markers
  • Binder dividers

Library drop-off locations (July 2018 - September 2018)

  • Alta Vista Branch, 2516 Alta Vista Dr
  • Ruth E. Dickinson Branch, 100 Malvern Dr (at Walter Baker Centre in Barrhaven) 
  • Greenboro District Branch, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr
  • Nepean Centrepointe Branch, 101 Centrepointe Dr
  • St. Laurent Branch, 515 Cote St (off St. Laurent Blvd, part of the Don Gamble Community Centre)
  • North Gloucester Branch, 2036 Ogilvie Rd
  • Carlingwood Branch, 281 Woodroffe Ave (near Carlingwood Shopping Centre)

Most of these library branches are open 10:00 am to 8:30 pm (Mon to Thurs); 1:00 to 6:00 pm (Fri) and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Sat). They are closed on Sundays, except for a few locations. To speak with an OPL representative, please call their central line at 613-580-2940.

For specific branch hours, please visit:

For large donations, or donations between October and June, please contact the Caring and Sharing Exchange directly:

Phone: 613-226-6434
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We will arrange for a drop-off or pick-up of donated supplies.

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