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School Backpack Program

Each fall, the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise provides backpacks for kids who otherwise would not have supplies for school.  Sunrise Rotarians provide hundreds of backpacks filled with essential school supplies.  These backpacks are distributed to needy children in the Chicagoland area.

The new backpacks filled with supplies are a fantastic way we welcome in the new school year!

August 2015

Chairperson John Ball kicked off our annual project to collect backpacks and school supplies for the homeless and needy in Aurora and DuPage.  Below is a list of suggested supplies.  John Ball is looking for volunteers to take the time over the next two weeks to shop and fill one or more backpacks.  He will see that they get distributed to the homeless shelters. 

In past years, our club collected over 60  backpacks and made a real difference in the lives of a lot of homeless school kids.

Please bring your contributions to the August 14th meeting.  Bring any combination of the following: a backpack containing school supplies, an empty backpack, and/or a check for $20 made out to "Hesed House."  

Suggested list of School supplies:

Backpack School Supplies

Backpacks (suitable for elementary thru high school kids) or Tote Bags

Paper glue Rulers
Scientific Calculators  No. 2 Pencils and Pink Erasers
Note books, (70 page wide ruled) Compass and protractor
Folders  Markers
Color pencils    Crayola Brand Crayons
Pencil case Mechanical pencils
Highlighter pens Post It notes
Ball point pens Wide ruled tablets and notebook paper
3-ring binders Scissors (Fiskars), large & small
Erasable pens  Boxes of Kleenex
Small bottles of hand sanitizer  Index cards (large & small)


 Thank You!








The Rotary Club of
Naperville Sunrise
meets weekly on
Fridays at 7:00 AM
at the Naperville Country Club,
25W570 Chicago Ave,
Naperville, IL 60540

Please check our
Meetings Calendar for details.