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2024 - Project Backpack served 1,680 students in need during 2023

Tags: Accomplishment | Events
Published 02/05/2024
Project Backpack committee

Project Backpack committee

Elgin Community College and its partners served 1,680 students in 2023 through Project Backpack, a community-based initiative to benefit area students in need from school districts U-46, CUSD 300, CSD 301, CUSD 303, D20, and ECC District 509. The initiative provided backpacks, school supplies, and agency resource flyers.

The success of the 2023 Project Backpack initiative was accomplished by committee members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and agencies. The Project Backpack committee extends a special acknowledgment to the following 2023 sponsors and partners:

Bronze Sponsors: Susan Cooper, Thomas and Linda Youngren, Bernadette and Ronald Freres, and Wendy Breitmayer

Silver level sponsors: Comcast

Gold level sponsors: KCT Credit Union, ECC Faculty Association, Kane County Regional Office of Education, Wal-Mart Foundation, and Jongpil Kim

Event Partners: ECC, ECC Faculty Association, ECCP3, Healthcare Plus Elgin, Kane County Regional Office of Education, Kane County Teachers Credit Union, School District U-46. 

Project Backpack will return in person this year. The event will take place on August 3, 2024, in Building J on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill. Stay tuned for further details through your school district and by visiting

Project Backpack is accepting monetary donations to help purchase backpacks and supplies. To donate early or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit Community members can donate by check, addressed and made payable to ECC Foundation, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL 60123. Please write “Project Backpack” in the memo line.