Tools for School Program

The Outreach Centre and United Way of Central Alberta present Tools For Schools, a program to collect and distribute school supplies for families across Central Alberta who have children in Kindergarten to Grade 12, who otherwise could not afford their own materials. 

Last year we gave out over 2000 backpacks filled with basic school supplies for kids going to school.  This  program relies fully on donations of supplies and money to make sure that these kids have everything that they need to succeed in school.


A valid health care card and proof of income will be required when applying for Tools for School











To qualify for the Love in the Laces program you must be a resident of Red Deer, Penhold, Blackfalds or Delburne.
To start a Love in the Laces program in your community or for more information please call Laurie at Crossroads Church

For the fifth year CrossRoads Church will be collecting new shoes for children returning to school, they will be disturbed through the Tools for Schools program at the Outreach Centre.

Last year CrossRoads Church collected over 900 pairs of shoes for children going back to school.  This year they will be assisting us with distributing the shoes, the dates and times are listed below and you will have to make a appt with our reception.

This year we will be giving out shoes starting August 13th till September 7, by Appointment only.

This program is based on donations we do not guarantee sizes or styles of shoes, unfortunately when we run out of shoes the program will end for the year.


Call 403-347-2480 too book a appointment.

 Dates and times for shoe pickup:

Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm till 3:30 pm By Appointment only no drop ins

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