Education is a game changer. Education provides pathways out of poverty for children and youth by opening up new opportunities for a better future. Back to school is an expensive time of year, and for far too many families in Oxford County, those additional costs are an unbearable burden.
The Oxford Supplies4Students partners have worked with local companies, individuals, faith groups, employee groups, labour groups and service organizations to raise the funds necessary to ensure that no Oxford student in need is turned away. We began this program by supporting 325 students in 2016, to now supporting 1325 students in grades JK through Grade 12 in 2022. That meant that Oxford families, representing every single publicly funded school in our county, received assistance last year! Families requiring financial assistance receive a gift card per student to allow them to shop locally for the supplies they require.
We invite you to help make a difference for local families that are marginalized and living in poverty or struggling to just get by.
If you have any questions regarding registration, volunteering, fundraising efforts or donations, contact United Way Oxford at (519) 539-3851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to direct you.