Back to School Program

Help give children the tools they need for a successful school year!

What is the Back to School Program?

School-age children (in kindergarten-grade 12) of single parent families are provided with grade appropriate school supplies and book-bags. These kits are distributed in time for the start of the new school year in September.

Make a donation!

The Single Parent Association of NL is proud to support single parents and their children’s educational needs.

We need your support and commitment to give children the tools they need to be successful during the school year. The more support we receive we hope to help more of our families in need. 

Make a monetary donation to provide school supplies for children of single parent families from across our province.

Donate School Supplies!

You can donate school supplies, book bags, and gift cards for our back to school program.

Each child in our program will receive a grade appropriate book bag full of school supplies.

  • You can drop off supplies at 472 logy bay road Monday to Friday 9-430pm.

*Stay tuned for 2023 Back to School Fundraiser, this coming July* 


2022 VOCM Block the Bus

In Support of the Single Parent Association of NL Back to School Program.

From July 25-August 19  VOCM’s Block the Bus raised funds to provide school supplies for youth and families in need. During July and August the Village Shopping Centre had 5 donation bins located inside the Village Shopping Centre to drop off school supplies. The final day of the fundraiser, August 19th the Bus will be located in the Village Shopping Centre parking lot and many individuals stopped by to block the bus for children from all over our province. The fundraiser was a success, the bus was BLOCKED! 22, 000 supplies was gathered and 670 kids received book bags with grade apporitoate school supplies. We look forward to next years Block the Bus event to help support our single parent families!

SESP class #103 of 2021

*SPAN Back to School Program is now closed! Stay tuned for information regarding our 2023 registration!*

Closed Single Parent Back to School Registration 2022

Single parents may register by email

  • Provided that they have used at least one of SPAN’s services in the last year: (1) Completed the SESP program in the last year, (2) Used the previous year’s Christmas program, (3)  Used the most recent Back to School program or (4) Used the SPAN food bank in the last year.

First time registrants, please contact us for information.

Registration is open  Friday, August 12, 2022 9am

Email the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Telephone number
  3. What services you have used in the last year
  4. Your child’s name(s)/age/gender/grade attending in September
  5. Pictures of active MCP’s for you and your children

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we go through this process. We once again are very proud to be able to provide this program to our Single Parent Families and we look forward to assisting as many families as we can.

Single parents need your help!

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