Operation Backpack 2018

Donate back-to-school items for local children in need

Operation Backpack has run continuously at Southgate for the past 11 years. It is a community-driven initiative, which allows the centre and our shoppers assist local children and their families in the lead up to the school year. Last year, the Sutherland Shire community donated over 800 new school supplies to Operation Backpack. In 2018, our goal is to hit the 1,000 mark.

Commencing Wednesday 3rd January 2018, shoppers will be able to donate new back-to-school items into the Operation Backpack donation box out the front of Michael Hill Jewellers.

Donations can range from new pencils, pencil cases, lunch boxes, school bags and so on from our various retailers – KmartSouthgate NewsagencyStrandbags, just to name a few.

The donations will then be distributed to families in need from the Sutherland Shire and St George areas by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

DATES: Wednesday 3rd January – Friday 19th January 2018.

LOCATION: Out the front of Michael Hill Jewellers.

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