West Island Mission


Back To School Event

“It’s hard to believe July has begun and that school is over for another year.  However at West Island Mission, as soon as school is out, the planning begins for our annual Back to School event.  This year our Back to School distribution will be taking place on August 11th.  In order for this event to be a success, we need your help in several areas.

We have 220 families enrolled with 465 school aged children who will be receiving backpacks and school supplies. These numbers are up significantly from last year.  Once again, we’re promoting our “Sponsor a Backpack” program and are looking to the community for help in raising the necessary funds to cover the cost.  

For $20, which is the average cost of the backpack filled with basic school supplies, you can provide a backpack to one of the students registered to receive this year.  Larger donations can also be made to help provide for additional backpacks (i.e. a $60 donation will cover the cost of 3 backpacks). If you or anyone you know is interested in contributing in this way, donations can be made on our website: www.wimmoi.org, or by mailing a check to:

West Island Mission
PO Box 46539,
RPO boul. St. Jean
Pierrefonds, QC, H9H 5G9. 

For other possible options, please feel free to contact me: info@wimmoi.org
Income tax receipts are available upon request for donations of $20 or more.   

Thank you.”    

          - Wendy Gariepy, Operations Manager


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West Island Mission (WIM) regularly provides well-balanced, high quality food assistance and other related aid, to the less fortunate living in the West Island of Montreal. Their mission and purpose is to seek out and make a difference in the lives of people who struggle with poverty; to see peoples' suffering and despair replaced by joy and hope.  Annual Christmas Basket and Back to School Pack provision events are a central part of WIM’s programs.  


For information on WIM, please contact: Wendy Gariepy - West Island Mission