Border Trust provides the local mechanism for the program, which offers valuable assistance for local families in need by distributing $50 Target Gift Vouchers to support with the purchase of school supplies.
Each year, we register our interest with FRRR on behalf of families in need and in direct consultation with the 110 primary and secondary schools in our region. School principals throughout the region are invited to register for the program and request vouchers for families in need.
The vouchers are allocated to schools by Border Trust and are distributed at the discretion of each school and to assist families with the purchase of uniforms, books, footwear, stationary, toiletries or other school necessities.
This small gift aims to help students start the school year happy, confident and with the resources they need and to feel they fit-in and not stand-out.