Back to School Supply Drive

Back to School Supply Drive

“Back to School” is a time that always brings mixed feelings. Most children are sad to see the summer end, but are eager to be reunited with old friends. Many of the foster care children we serve, however, will not be seeing old friends again.  For them, there may be very little to anticipate when returning “back to school.” We hope the promise of new school supplies will bring a smile to the faces of these youngsters.

Child Link solicits help from area corporations to donate new school supplies for our foster children.  NBC 5, the Chicago States Attorney’s Office, Much Shelist, and others have generously donated school supplies.  We are so grateful to our donors for their support! 

2020 update

As we approach this upcoming school year, questions remain as to how school will look this fall. This means that student supply lists will look different this year. Regardless, we want to prepare our students for academic success.

Supplies needed: Chromebooks or tablets for remote learning, scientific and simple calculators, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pens and pencils, binders.  

We want to provide our kids with all the tools they’ll need to go to school and learn. Thank you for helping the children at Child Link begin the new school year with hope and the great anticipation of building new friendships and finding their voices through education.

How can you help?

  • Donate to the “Back to School Supply Fund
  • Donate school supplies
  • Company “School Supply Drive” Sponsor:
    To sponsor a school supply drive or place a school supply collection box in your office, please call (312) 377-4735 . Download 2019 Flyer