Have you ever wondered how disadvantaged students in West Suburban Cook County afford the school supplies they need? A recent study has shown that families with kids spend an average of $674 per year on school clothing and supplies—money that many families just can’t spare.
On August 4th, 2018, West 40 ISC #2 and Triton College partnered for our first-ever Backpack Giveback, an initiative to distribute free backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in our area.
The success was unprecedented!
- 5000 attendees
- 1617 backpacks were distributed on that day
- 1500 more were given to numerous organizations afterwards
- 25 Community Based Organizations were there to offer help and support.
- Dozens of financial donations to help support this worthy cause
Chicago Tribune article: 'There is a need': Families line up for backpacks filled with school supplies at Triton College