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We will not be collecting donated supplies for safety reasons this year. We encourage you to participate in any way you can to help make this annual event a success. 


You can have an impactful role in getting essential school supplies into the hands of students in need. Ways to do this include making a monetary donation and/or becoming an event sponsor.

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Project Backpack connects families with local agencies to help fulfill other needs. We encourage your agency to collaborate with us.

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We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors for helping to make this event possible! We invite you to support these community-minded organizations. 

Event Partners: Elgin Community College, ECC Faculty Association, Community Crisis Center, ECCP3, Kane County Regional Office of Education, Kane County Teachers Credit Union, School District U-46.

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You can make a difference in your community by volunteering with Project Backpack. We typically seek help from anyone interested in packing supplies or helping with day-of-event activities.

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