Every year, ChicagoCAC sends kids back to school prepared with fresh backpacks stuffed with school supplies.

We want to set our children up for success and give their caregivers the gift of one less thing to worry about, and you can help make it happen.

While our Backpack Drive has ended this year,  please consider making a donation to support our Kids Resource Closet, which provides clothing, necessities and toys to children and families who have very little. Children need support year-round, and you can learn what we need here.
Here are items we need to prepare our children and families for the school year:
  • Backpacks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil-top erasers
  • Pencil cases/supply boxes
  • Assignment books
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Paper notecards
  • Pocket folders
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Hand sanitizer


For more information, reach out to Jan Waters at jwaters@chicagocac.org or Valerie Grabski at vgrabski@chicagocac.org.

All items must be received at 1240 S. Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois, by July 29th.

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