Help Collect School Supplies for Students in Need!

There are many ways to help with this event.

Volunteer to assist on our packing days.

Help us sort donations and fill backpacks in preparation for the distribution day. Our goal this year is to fill 2,000 backpacks!

Backpack and supply preparation will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Elgin Community College's Events Center, Building J.

Sign Up!Please complete the sign-up form to volunteer with Project Backpack Packing Days. Note that we are grateful to receive many volunteer requests. Therefore, volunteer spots are limited and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no volunteer age limits on either two of these Packing Days.


Volunteer with Project Backpack Distribution on August 3, 2019!

Volunteers are needed to assist with day-of logistics and event flow. Every volunteer is important and tremendously contributes to the impact this event has on students. Whether you are helping with registration, handing out backpacks, providing directions & info or ensuring guests stay hydrated, you will make a difference. So thank you!

Sign Up!Please complete this sign-up to volunteer on Aug. 3. Note that some spots have dual language requirements. *Due to liability and student confidentiality reasons, volunteers on this day must be 18 or older.*

Mark your calendar! If you sign up to volunteer with us on Aug. 3, we highly encourage you to attend our Volunteer Orientation, scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30 pm at ECC. We will go over new information for this year and answer any questions.

We greatly appreciate your willingness to volunteer, but if you are in need of backpack(s)/supplies for yourself or child(s), we kindly ask that you participate as a guest rather a volunteer, to ensure you get the supplies you may need.