Back to School Backpack Drive

ChicagoCAC Back to School Backpack Drive

Each year, we provide new backpacks filled with school supplies to children served at ChicagoCAC. By providing them with the right tools, we help our kids succeed in school and give their parents one less thing to worry about.

Donate $25

Make a gift of $25 and you’ll cover the cost of a backpack and supplies for one of our kids in need. Give now through our secure online form – it only takes a moment. 

Host a supply drive

Generous individuals and organizations collect donated backpacks, notebooks, pencils, calculators and more to ensure our clients are prepared for school. We provide flyers and can arrange to pick up the materials at the end of the drive within the city of Chicago. To get started, complete and return our donation form. 


Volunteers help sort and stuff backpacks at the center the evenings of Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10. Our volunteer shifts are full! Thank you to all who have signed up. Please note: To protect our clients, all volunteers must be over age 18. Thank you!

For more information, contact Camille Richardson: (312) 492-3850 or