Pack with Purpose
We believe that every child should have the tools to be a success in life. For children and youth in Foster Care, that often means that they get left out. Packs With Purpose provides children and youth in foster care with school essentials. Through our partnership with Walmart, our backpacks are filled with necessary school supplies like pencils, pens, paper, folders, scissors, calculators, rulers, crayons, note cards, paints, glue, calculators, toothbrushes, toothpaste, rulers and other items to ensure that they get the best start possible. Then, we team up with local Social Workers, CASA and IL Workers in our area to ensure that the packs go directly to children and youth in foster care on their caseloads. Our Packs have a purpose and that purpose is success!
The program is essential to the needs of children and youth in foster care and supports foster families by ensuring that they have one less thing to worry about. Please click on the appropriate link below. If you are an educator who has identified a child in need in your classroom, please click on the link titled, “Educator Referral.” Extra packs will be distributed to at-risk children and youth not previously identified by DCS, CASA or IL Specialists, but who may also need assistance.
Backpacks are stuffed in December and handed out in January. We take donations of school items all year round.