Rita Kahn, Executive Director
Is it really time to start thinking about back to school preparations already? It would appear so, especially with the CPS students beginning classes August 22nd this year! We are excited to be partnering with Amazon in the Community this year to provide backpacks to our students stuffed with the supplies that they will need for a successful school year. The first week of August, Amazon employees and our own HOPES summer AmeriCorps members will be preparing the backpacks for distribution to shelters and community centers. It will be a busy but fun and rewarding week! We expect to have the backpacks distributed by August 18th, in time for the start of school. Thank you for your ongoing support of children experiencing housing instability in Chicago and we hope you enjoy the rest of the summer season.