Kevin Wilson, owner of Courtenay Jiffy Lube, unloads his truck with the help of Sharon Mischook, the general manager of Staples in Courtenay. The two companies joined forces to provide 200 backpacks to School District 71, for distribution among Comox Valley schools. Photo by Terry Farrell

Jiffy Lube, Staples bring school supplies to Comox Valley students

Jiffy Lube and Staples have joined forces once again to help schoolchildren in the Comox Valley.

Kevin Wilson, owner of Courtenay Jiffy Lube, and Sharon Mischook, the general manager of Staples in Courtenay, spent Wednesday afternoon delivering 200 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the School District 71 office in Courtenay.

The backpacks will be distributed to the district’s 15 elementary school principals, who will, in turn, hand them out to the students who need them.

Each backpack is valued at approximately $30.

Jiffy Lube and Staples first collaborated on this project in 2018, with 100 backpacks handed over.

Wilson said he budgeted for twice as many this year.

“I know they will be put to good use,” he said.

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terry.farrell@blackpress.ca

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