Make A Difference Depot

The Depot is a unique one of a kind space that houses in-kind items from donations to support DDSB students if and when they need it!

Make A Difference Depot Entrance


Where does the Make a Difference Depot Come From?

The depot shelves get filled through the support and generosity of IDLF’s community of supporters and donors like you! Thank you for believing in our vision of tomorrow’s made brighter and for believing in the success of DDSB students.


How Can I Access Depot Support?

The Depot supports can be accessed through DDSB educators. If you are in need of some support, reach out to the educators in your local school community who can access the Depot on student’s behalf. 

The Make A Difference Depot is open to all DDSB STAFF Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00AM - 5:00PM


How Can I Support The Depot?

There are a few ways to support the depot! You can donate food directly to the depot, financially donate at our donation page, or you can follow us on social media and spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbours!

make a difference depot graphic

Come visit us and check out all the FREE resources available at the Make A Difference Depot to help “Make A Difference” in the lives of our Durham District School Board (DDSB) students and families!


What Is In the Depot?


 The Nutrition Station

Perishable and non-perishable food items to help support families experiencing food insecurity

Nutritional Snacks provided to students throughout the day to enhance breakfast programs

 The Resource Program
 Secures various donations from companies who have overstock items such as: fabric, containers, crafting materials, and boxes. These materials are available FREE of charge to DDSB staff who can repurpose them inside classrooms.
 The Starfish Store
 Helps support students by ensuring they have what they need to be successful with FREE brand new items such as: Clothing & Shoes, Well-Being and Personal Hygiene Products, School Supplies, Books, and more!


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