Help Collect School Supplies for Students in Need!


Thank you to everyone who made Project Backpack 2017 a success! We are so fortunate to work with amazing volunteers and community organizations. Please look for us again, in the fall of 2018.

Project Backpack is a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need. Over 17,000 students have been helped since 2010!

Supplies were last distributed on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at ECC’s Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, to students who provided proof of residency or school enrollment within Elgin Community College District 509.

Project Backpack 2010 Event

Sponsored by: Elgin Community College, ECC Faculty Association, ECCP3, Community Crisis Center, Kane County Regional Office of Education, Kane County Teachers Credit Union, School District U-46, and United Way of Elgin.