Telus is distributing backpacks and school supplies to students in the Vernon area.

Telus is distributing backpacks and school supplies to students in the Vernon area.

Telus prepares students for school

Corporation provides school supplies to families in need

Kids heading back to school have received a helping hand.

The Okanagan Telus Community Ambassadors are providing Vernon families with backpacks filled with school supplies.

“Each parent wants their child to have everything they need to start the school year on the right foot,” said Al Tiller, Okanagan Telus Community  Ambassadors president.

“Unfortunately, several of them are unable to do so due to financial hardships.

Programs such as Telus’ Kits for Kids are incredibly important for families in need.”

The backpacks are filled with the essential school supplies such as pencils, loose-leaf sheets, pencil cases and rulers.

“Not only do they ease some of the financial burden of back to school shopping, they also level the playing field by ensuring all students start the school year with the same basic supplies as their friends,” said Tiller.

“Children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed, learn and grow.”