Backpacks For The Homeless 2017


Jewel 98.5 is proud to sponsor Backpacks For The Homeless, an annual Christmas fundraiser founded by Ron Pitre.  This year’s goal is to distribute at least 1500 backpacks filled with essentials such as mittens/gloves, toques/hats, socks and toiletries to the area’s most vulnerable, the homeless.


There is an urgency need to raise $20,000 to purchase backpacks, which will be filled by your donations.



Please give generously to this year’s campaign.  Donations can be made on the official Backpacks For The Homeless Website


Click Here To Make Your Donation



Or you can contact Ron Pitre directly to make a donation inquiry:  613-614-8447, or via e-mail:



Charitable tax receipts will be made available (upon request) on all donations of $20.00 or more.


Without your kind donations, Backpacks For The Homeless will not move forward.   Please visit this page regularly for updates on this year’s campaign, including future pick up and drop off locations for backpacks.



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