Thanks to the United Way of Fort McMurray's largest Tools for School campaign to date featuring backpacks "filled with grade appropriate supplies to help students in need get equipped for the upcoming school year," Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD) has received an estimated 900 backpacks. Families impacted by the wildfires can visit Dr. Clark School for their tickets to receive these backpacks. Those who have lost their homes or have been displaced will have first priority followed by families with financial need. Distribution will take place only at Dr. Clark School at the following times:
- Monday, August 29 : 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 30: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 31: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.