Alpaca Backpack School Supplies Drive

Mon, August 5, 2019

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Every August, area businesses and individual donors help us collect school supplies. It’s our way of making sure the children have the proper tools to start the school year.

WACO accepts school supplies at any point in the year, but our 2019 school supplies and backpack drive is August 5-17, 2019.

Special thanks to the Hearn Company, Atlas Financial Holdings, IFS World, Sensient Flavors, Powell Electric, Illinois Institute of Art, the Schaumburg Boomers, Representative Michelle Mussman, Sunstar Americas, Lavelle Law, and Schaumburg Township for collecting school supplies and donating money for WACO's 2018 school supplies and backpack drive! Thanks to the generous contributions of these companies and our volunteers, WACO was able to pack 271 backpacks for children in need.

When donating school supplies, consider Amazon Smile. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to WACO.

Do you prefer to make a cash donation, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the purchase of school supplies? No problem! Click here to make a cash or credit card contribution.

For more information contact:

Clayton Black |

Linda McGill | | 847-209-5513.

Looking to Volunteer?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of WACO. Without your help, we simply cannot do all the things we do each year. At WACO, we are all volunteers. We do not have any paid positions. From the president on down, we all help whenever and wherever we can. Whether it be as a committee member or as a volunteer on the day of an event, we hope you will consider joining us. 

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