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Bell Aliant partners with Moncton Headstart to help 600 children start school with the right tools for success

Bell Aliant partners with Moncton Headstart to help 600 children start school 
with the right tools for success 
MONCTON, NB, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant's Backpacks for Kids will 
provide school supplies to Moncton Headstart, making it easier for hundreds of 
kids in Greater Moncton to start the year off right so they can finish strong. 
This morning, the company delivered 200 backpacks, school supplies and a 
cheque for $5,000 to the organization. The donation means Moncton Headstart 
will be able to assist all children on its list for this year. 
The backpacks and supplies will go to elementary school children through 
Moncton Headstart. The organization plans to use the $5,000 contribution to 
equip older children with supplies including scientific calculators and 
dictionaries. 
Bell Aliant's Backpacks for Kids is grounded in the belief that when many 
people contribute, they have the power to accomplish something far greater 
than they could on their own. Since the program began in 2003, Bell Aliant has 
purchased and delivered almost 28,000 backpacks that have been filled with 
school supplies by employees and Bell Aliant Pioneers. Community partners in 
Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec ensure the supplies get to kids in need. 
Last year alone, close to 8,000 children benefitted from the program and this 
year the program aims to help 10,000. 
"We recently learned that Moncton Headstart needed support to provide supplies 
to 600 children heading back to school. We knew we could help, so we made the 
call," says Paul Mann, Director of Sales for New Brunswick. "Bell Aliant is 
really proud of the Backpacks for Kids program and the difference it makes for 
families this time of year." 
"We're excited Bell Aliant has partnered with Moncton Headstart to support our 
school supplies program," says Lorie-Ann Carson, Headstart's parents' program 
coordinator. "This initiative prepares hundreds of children from low-income 
families to begin the school year with materials that will help them achieve 
success. We live in a wonderful community filled with individuals and 
businesses that have big hearts and recognize the importance of community 
members helping each other." 
Contributions to Backpacks for Kids can be made online through the interactive 
website featuring informative videos on the campaign and its impact. Donations 
can also be made at participating Bell Aliant stores in Greater Moncton. 
About Moncton Headstart 
Moncton Headstart is a charitable non-profit early family intervention agency 
focused on building school readiness skills with children and their parents. 
Programs and services aim to build healthy relationships, improve self-esteem, 
develop new skills, enhance existing skills, and encourage self-sufficiency. 
Headstart families are continuously provided with opportunities and support 
for growth and change. Headstart families sometimes struggle to meet their 
basic needs and require services, resources awareness and programs to thrive 
and grow. 
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional 
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire 
city with FTTH technology with its FibreOP services. Through its operating 
entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative 
information, communication and technology services including voice, data, 
Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees 
deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.
 

SOURCE  Bell Aliant Inc. 
Christine Manore Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs 506-859-3171 or 506-380-3505 
christine.manore@bellaliant.ca 
Lorie-Ann Carson Moncton Headstart 506-858-8252 
lorieann.carson@monctonheadstart.com 
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