Anna Quick

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To register for an AQ Cares Dry Backpack please

call 587.436.2003 or email

We are not Parent Link and do not have access to their list.

To see the amazing people who have donated please click here


 Promotional items with logos (pencils, binders, backpacks, etc.) are a great way for kids who will be using them to see who thought of them in this time of need!

In June 2013, Southern Alberta was affected by terrible floods.  Many people, especially in the Town of High River, AB have lost their homes, clothing, toys, vehicles and are going through huge challenges. 

AQ CARES is joining hands with caring businesses to help take away some of the burden on kids and parents for the return to school. Education is extremely important and return to school will be a great opportunity for kids and teens to be with friends and relieve stress.

Let's give them DRY BACKPACKS full of the things they need, and more, so that they can return without the worry of filling their backpack. 

Let's help them enjoy the first day of school!
You and your business can join our "Dry Backpacks" team. AQ CARES will be collecting items between August 1st and the 20th 2013. We will still take donations afterwards but we prefer to get backpacks to them early to alleviate worries.

Your company can donate an item from our list in as much quantity as possible and supply the same number of pamphlets, business cards, coupons or other advertising. We will include your business name on a thank you letter in the backpack. We will also be writing a special thank you and be speaking on social and other media about our sponsors.

If you are too far to donate items or do not have time to go buy them we can take payment or gift cards and purchase items, we will then provide you with a receipt for your purchase once we get the items. Please find a Paypal button on this page for online payment.
Please find below a list of items needed. The more expensive items are very difficult to get and we hope we can provide these for High school students.

We will do everything in our power to advertise your help in as many ways as possible.
Thanks so much for helping High River students and parents with one less worry before school starts!

Anna Quick xo

Our email for this initiative is:

*DRY BACKPACKS will help High River first and any extra backpacks will be taken to other regions that were affected by the floods. We sure hope to have more than we need!

 The Foothills School District is aware and very supportive of our efforts.