Backpack Drive

Starting August 1st, Willow is excited to partner with local schools and organizations--across all campuses--to collect backpacks and school supplies for kids and families in need. The school year is quickly approaching and there is a definite need in each of our communities for backpacks, folders, notebooks, and other school supplies. Please join us as we answer God's call in being the hands and feet of Jesus in our communities, and let's set our neighborhood kids up for success this upcoming school year!

Chicago •  Crystal Lake •  Huntley •  North Shore •  South Barrington •  South Lake •  Wheaton

 


 

CHICAGO


Dates of Collection

Aug 1 and Aug 8


Drop off Location

Chicago Campus Lobby


Items Needed

Student Backpacks,Binders 1.5inch, Notebook filler paper(wide ruled), Spiral notebooks (wide ruled), #2 pencils, 24 pack Crayons, Washable markers, Tissues, Hand sanitizer (smaller bottles), Glue Sticks, Pencil pouches, Rulers, Scissors, Large pink erasers, highlighter.


Contact Person

Michael Goggins



 

CRYSTAL LAKE


Dates of Collection

Aug 1, 8, and 15


Drop off Location

WCL lobby


Items Needed

Backpacks (small and medium sized), Spiral notebooks or Comp notebooks, Different colored folders, earbuds or headphones, Red pen Hand-held pencil sharpener (for colored pencils), Box of facial tissue, Supply box, Pencil sharpener, Wide-ruled notebook paper Tabbed dividers, 1 - 1 ½ - 2 inch 3 ring binder (*Dual needs 2 binders)


Contact Person

Julie Davis



 

HUNTLEY


Dates of Collection

Aug 1, 8, and 15


Drop off Location

WCH Lobby


Items Needed

Binders, Notebook filler paper, Spiral notebooks (both narrow and wide ruled), #2 pencils, Mechanical pencils, Crayons, Washable markers, Tissues, Hand sanitizer (smaller bottles), Glue (bottle and stick), Pens, Pencil pouches, Rulers, Scissors, Erasers, Backpacks


Contact Person

Shannon Swift



 

NORTH SHORE


Dates of Collection

Aug 1 and Aug 8


Drop off Location

North Shore Lobby D and A doors


Items Needed

Student Backpacks, 1.5inch Binders, Notebook filler paper (wide ruled), Spiral notebooks (wide ruled), #2 pencils, 24 pack Crayons, Washable markers, Tissues, Hand sanitizer (smaller bottles), Glue sticks, Pencil pouches, Rulers, Scissors, Large pink erasers, Highlighters. $25 Gift Cards for Dist. 34 Teachers.


Contact Person

Deb DaSilva



 

SOUTH BARRINGTON


Dates of Collection

Aug 1 and Aug 8, 9 a.m.-1p.m.
July 25-Aug 8, drop off anytime during drive


Drop off Location

South Barrington Lobby and Lemonade Stand
Shopping cart located outside the Care Center by the pick up lane


Items Needed

Click here to view the list.


Distribution

Aug 10-14, there'll be mini pop-up shop events with free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, snacks!
At select Mobile locations and Care Center days
Click here for Backpack Bash details


Contact Person

Katie Gonzalez



 

SOUTH LAKE


Dates of Collection

Aug 1 and Aug 8


Drop off Location

South Lake Lobby


Items Needed

Backpacks, tissue boxes, as well as the list here.


Contact Person

Barb deWaard



 

WHEATON


Dates of Collection

Aug 1 and Aug 8


Drop off Location

Lobby


Items Needed

Supplies for Kindergarten-5th graders including headphones and the list here.


Contact Person

Andrea Best