Every year we like to send our youth back to school prepared – mentally, emotionally, and with a backpack of essentials!
For the sixth year in a row, volunteers from Winston and Strawn joined us and Back2School Illinois to build 300 back to school kits for our youth – doubling their amount of kits lasts year in the same amount of time! Shout out to Wintson and Strawn for the dedication over the years in helping send our youth back to school with supplies they otherwise might not be able to get, and thanks to Back2School for providing the opportunity.
The kits have been shared with youth in many of our programs including transitional teen housing, counseling services, alumni services, Family Works, our K-12 therapeutic day schools, and violence intervention and prevention.
If you are interested in volunteering with your company, or individually, contact our External Relations Manager Andrea Lee at Andrea.Lee@UCANchicago.org or 773-290-5879.
We also had our second annual Trunk Party where generous donors contribute items youth heading to college need for their dorm room or class materials.
This year we handed out 152 trunks full with school items such as book bags and notebooks, and daily living items like pillows, comforters, sheets, hygiene products, shower shoes and caddies, hampers and nonperishable foods.
Join us in congratulating our program and community youth who graduated in 2019 and are heading to college!
Check out the party below: