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, preparation for our families and students will be a unique challenge as Chicago Public Schools, and other school districts, move to remote learning.
This means that students will need adequate technology to be present and available for their online learning.
Chromebooks and tablets are crucial items for our students as they strive for academic success in this unique environment. Access to a device is essential for remote learning, and we are working to assure that none of our children have to worry about how they will access their online materials.
At Child Link we take pride in getting our students to graduation, and we will continue to help our foster children succeed in school. It is our duty to keep our children connected while they are isolated at home.
Suggested donations:
Chrome Books or tablets for remote learning
Cases for Chrome Books and tablets
Ear buds/headphones
Pens and pencils
If you are willing to donate, we ask that items be shipped to our office at 955 W. Cermak Road, Chicago Illinois, or you may contact us at info@childlnk.org or 312-377-4735 to schedule a contactless drop off.
If you are unable to donate supplies but still wish to donate, you may make a cash donation here.
Your donation will go to providing these supplies to children in need around the Chicagoland area. We are looking forward to setting up all of our students for a success academic year! Thank you for your help.

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 .