four kids at a table at school

Sherwood Ford Helps Children and Youth Needing School Supplies

Bring school supplies donations to Sherwood Ford for a 10% service discount 

Sherwood Ford is helping children needing school supplies this month by collecting donations for the Tools for Schools Program. Community members can help out by bringing school supplies to the service center this month, September 2022. Keep reading below or visit the dealership in Sherwood Park, AB to learn more about the program. 

What school supplies are being collected by the dealership? 

Below you can see all of the school supplies being collected by the Sherwood Ford Service Center. You can also review the full list at The list on the left is high-priority school supplies that are more in need.  

High-need school supplies 

  • Backpacks 
  • Coil notebooks 
  • Erasers 
  • Highlighters 
  • Pencils 
  • Pens 
  • Pencil cases 
  • Pencil crayons 
  • Washable markers 
a blue backpack stuffed with school supplies
a kid using a scissors to cut a piece of paper

Other accepted donations 

  • Rules 
  • Glue sticks 
  • Binders 
  • Dividers 
  • Duo tangs 
  • Lined paper 

What is the Tools for Schools Program? 

The Tools for Schools Program is an annual program that helps families in need get much-needed school supplies for their children. The program is run by United Way and has been providing donations for nearly three decades. Last year, 12,589 backpacks and kits were collected and distributed through the program. This year, 15,500 requests for supplies have been made, meaning the demand has gone up drastically due to economic hardship and the relocation of many people to the Alberta Capital Region. 

books, pencils, and an apple on a table

How is Sherwood Ford connected to the Tools for Schools Program? 

Sherwood Ford is helping the Tools for Schools Program by collecting donations from drivers. The donations are being collected by the service department, and a 10% discount on vehicle maintenance and repairs helps incentivize these donations. Donations are being collected from September 1 through September 30. Individuals will also want to participate to help the community members of Parkland, Leduc, Sturgeon, Lamont and Strathcona counties.