For many parents, the “back to school” period is a difficult time of the year. The bill can be hard to swallow, especially for low-income families.

In order to help those families, Sun Youth holds an annual school supplies distribution in August. We also receive requests for help from various schools in Montreal all year round.

We offer a variety of essential supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencil cases, etc.) that we receive as donations, as well as brand-new material that we buy with donated money.

Here are three different ways in which you can help.

Make a donation

Each year, hundreds of kids are equipped for the new school year. For Sun Youth, taking care of families means contributing to a better future for their children. 

Donate school supplies

Here is the list of school supplies families need the most.

  • Crayons (pack of 10)
  • Highlighters yellow
  • Pencil Case
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Erasers (pack of 2)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Pencil Blue
  • Pencil Red
  • Ruler 30 cm
  • Ruled Sheets pack of 100
  • Duotangs (blue, black, red, green)
  • Binder 2 inches
  • Exercises book Canada 32 pages pack 4
  • Subject notebook 80 pages
  • Calculator science
  • Geometry Kit


Help us sort donations, prepare and giveaway the school bags.


All of our clients are eligible to receive school supplies and clothing.
(Those who are not yet clients will need to provide us with the following documents to take part in the distribution: identification for each member, proof of address, proof of income).

Participation in the distribution is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email or call 514 842-1214.

You can walk or drive to pick up your items on the appointed date. (We do not make deliveries, except to people with reduced mobility or in exceptional situations).

We can only guarantee school supplies to the first 1000 children registered.