Back 2 School Illinois/Back 2 School America Build-A-Kit Event

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Name: Back 2 School Illinois/Back 2 School America Build-A-Kit Event
Date: October 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
After our hugely successful inaugural event in the fall of 2021 we are excited to be back co-hosting our second annual Back 2 School Build-A-Kit Event. Once again, the day-long event will take place at the Center on Halsted. Last year we were able to assemble 1,000 kits filled with 30,000 vital school supplies. Our goal this year is to double or triple that number.

There are two ways to participate:
  1. Your company or organization can be a sponsor (and provide volunteers.) Learn more about sponsorship.
  2. You can create a team and raise funds/volunteer.
This program is ideal for LGBT employee resource groups but all are welcome. If you simply want to put together a team to raise funds/volunteer to build the
kits, then send an email to and indicate in the subject line that you want to sign up for the LGBT Build-A-Kit Event and provide the contact information for your team leader. A Back 2 School representative will then be in touch to answer any questions and get your company or organization signed up.

All participating teams will be added to the dropdown menu. This will allow donors to give them “credit” for contributions made on your behalf. The fundraising page will go live June 1st .

As for the fundraising, we recommend you start no later than August 1st, so you have 6 weeks before we need to place the order for school supplies. On September 19th, we will total up all the funds that have been donated. For every $22.50 raised, we will order supplies for one more kit. We hope to raise enough to assemble several thousands kits.

Imagine the delight on all those children’s faces when we deliver them their very own kit loaded with the school supplies they need.

Learn more and register
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Contact Information:
Matthew Kurtzman, CEO:
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