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Giant Tiger Orleans
Giant Tiger St-Laurent
Giant Tiger Stittsville
Giant Tiger Bells Corners


Help  Us  Fill  a  Backpack for the Homeless
Aidez-nous à Remplir un Sac à Dos

Let's give the essentials


Donnons les nécessités

Our  Mission

"Empowering Lives, One Backpack at a Time"

We're dedicated to bringing positive change to the lives of homeless individuals by providing them with backpacks filled with clothing and vital items like toiletries. Our mission is to restore dignity, foster hope, and build connections within communities. Through compassion and support, we aspire to create a world where everyone, regardless of their circumstances, can access necessities and embrace a brighter future. Join us in sowing the seeds of change and empowerment—one backpack at a time.

Who We Help

“Hundreds of our clients here at The Ottawa Mission have been incredibly fortunate to receive Backpacks for the Homeless over the past several years filled with so many essential items to make their lives a little easier. This very generous gift is especially meaningful at Christmastime for our clients: it lets them know that there are people in our community who care about them and want to support them. Backpacks for the Homeless has added to this kindness through $5 Tim’s cards to our clients to provide them with warm treats in cold weather. We’re very grateful to receive this support each year – thank you so much.”

Peter Tilley, President & CEO

The Ottawa Mission

How To Fill A Backpack
  1. Print out or save the list of items.

  2. Visit one of our pickup/drop off locations listed here for a backpack.

  3. Don’t forget your shopping list, now it’s time to go shopping  

  4. Fill the backpack with the items from the list.

  5. Drop off your filled backpack at one of our drop off locations listed here.

  6. If you have any questions please drop us a line on Facebook or an email through our contact page.

Pick-Up/Drop-off Locations

Thank you to the following businesses for supporting Backpacks for the Homeless by being a pick-up/drop-off location:
Giant Tiger Orleans - 900 Watters Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 0B4
Giant Tiger St-Laurent - 1021 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1
Giant Tiger Stittsville - 6081 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9
Giant Tiger Bells Corners - 1861 Robertson Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 9N5
Moose Mcguire's Orleans - 4025 Innes Rd, Orléans, ON K1C 6V3
SonxPlus Technologies Rockland - 1644 Laurier St, Rockland, ON, K4K-1K3
G.A.B's Rockland​ - 1039 Laurier St, Rockland, ON, K4K-1K3


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