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.

Our 2023 Backpack Drive is on! ChicagoCAC provides ongoing support to children who have been victims of sexual abuse. Each year, we give new backpacks and school supplies to around 500 clients and their siblings. By sending them to school with the right tools, we help kids succeed and give their caregivers one less thing to worry about — and YOU can help! Donated items must be delivered to 1240 S. Damen Ave, Chicago, by Friday, August 4th.
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

All items must be received at 1240 S. Damen Ave, Chicago, by Friday, August 4th.

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

Children need support year-round, and you can learn what we need here.

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