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Backpack Giveback


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 

Watch our incredible video that reflects our success!