The ChicagoCAC Back to School Backpack Drive is closed for the 2021 school year. If you are still interested in supporting ChicagoCAC clients and their families, we encourage you to make a gift using the donation form here.

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.

Items must be delivered to ChicagoCAC by Friday, August 6 (Preferred deadline is Friday, July 30).
Donate one of the following items, or sponsor a backpack using the form below:

Pens and pencils
Pencil-top erasers
Pencil cases/supply boxes
Masks (for kid and adults)
Assignment books
Spiral notebooks
Paper notecards
Pocket folders

Glue sticks
Colored Pencils
Hand sanitizer

For an easy way to purchase supplies, check out our Amazon Wishlist! Wishlist quantities and supplies may change based on our needs.

You can also share the information using this downloadable flyer.

A donation of $50 pays for a backpack plus supplies for one of our clients. Sponsor a child’s backpack by donating $50 or more, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Questions? Contact Liz Baudler at or 312-492-3725.

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