Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Virtual Backpack Drive?
Think of a traditional Back-to-School Backpack Drive, but virtual! You are able to select the Backpack Kits you want to ‘buy’ (donate) into your online cart, check out, and those items will be donated to families in need. 

Why The Salvation Army?
All Backpack Kits donated via this website will be donated to The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 131 countries. Specifically in Toronto, The Salvation Army had over 60 centres that provide social services to those who are in need. For more information on The Salvation Army, please visit their website at

Will the items I select be the actual ones donated to The Salvation Army?
Yes! We have a team that will purchase those items, package and deliver these kits to The Salvation Army, and Parents Engaged in Education which will then be distributed to families in need of school supplies this Back-to-School season.

If I donate a Backpack Kit, is it true that C3 Toronto will match this donation?
Yes! C3 Toronto will be matching all donations for every Back-to-School kit donated. Double your donation!

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, you will get a tax receipt for your donation. Tax Receipts will be issued by C3 Toronto in February 2023.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?
Of course - ask away! Feel free to contact us at or (416) 832-4344.