Tools for School Program

The Outreach Centre and United Way of Central Alberta present Tools for School, 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 distributed over 2100 backpacks filled with basic school supplies for children attending school.  This program relies fully on cash or school supply donations to ensure students have everything they need to succeed in school.

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

Tools for School


 For the fifth year CrossRoads Church will be collecting new shoes for children returning to school.  They will be distributed through the Tools for School program at The Outreach Centre.

Last year, CrossRoads Church collected over 900 pairs of shoes for children going back to school, and will be assisting us again this year.  The dates and times are listed below.  Please make an appointment with our receptionist.

We will only serve those families who have an appointment.

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 (403- 347-6425).

 This program relies solely on community donations.  We cannot guarantee shoe size, styles, color and availability.

 Call 403-347-2480 to book an appointment.

Dates and times for shoe pickup:

Shoe distribution will be from August 13th through September 7th, by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Monday to Friday from 12:00pn till 3:30pm

Contact Us

Tel: 403.347.2480
Toll free: 1.866.347.2480

4101 - 54 Avenue,
Red Deer, AB T4N 7G3

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