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Back-to-School Supply Drive

Project Backpack is a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College (ECC) and other event partners to benefit students in need by offering resources to start a school year. The event will be in person this year, at ECC, on August 3, 2024.

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Children posing with their new backpacks.

Children posing with their new backpacks.

What We Do

Project Backpack provides backpacks, school supplies, and/or resources for students in need who are enrolled at Elgin Community College (District 509) or school districts U-46, D300, D301, D303, or D20 - or reside therein. Backpacks are distributed before the start of the fall school year and are also available via the ECC Food Pantry for ECC students.

In Their Own Words

More than just an annual supply drive, Project Backpack means a lot to everyone in whatever capacity they participate.