Backpack Coalition, which has been led by United Way since 2014, is committed to providing backpacks and school supplies to students with financial constraints, helping ensure they succeed in school.
Each year the coalition distributes approximately 3,000 backpacks with grade appropriate school supplies to students in grades K-12.
Or mail checks to:
United Way, Attn: Backpack Coalition, 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Public supply collection bins are located at area Boston Stores July 19 through August 2nd. Meet Green Bay Packers Linebacker Jayrone Elliott on Saturday, July 22nd. Bring in a school supply donation and receive an autograph between 2:00 - 3:30pm at Brookfield Square.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Contact Lori Hayes to learn more about hosting a drive at your organization. Or drop off supplies June 1 - August 11, 2017.
To volunteer with the Backpack Coalition please click here.
- Coalition Members
Aurora Health Care
Child & Family Centers of Excellence
Food Pantry of Waukesha County
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
Interfaith Senior Programs
Mukwonago Food Pantry
Muskego Food Pantry
Oconomowoc Food Pantry
Pewaukee Food Pantry
ProHealth Care, Inc.
The Waukesha Salvation Army
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County
Waukesha County Health and Human Services
Waukesha County UW-Extension
- Corporate Sponsors & Partners
First Student Bus Company
Green Bay Packers
Milwaukee Area Labor Council
Power Test, Inc.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Santana Dotson Foundation
Sky Zone Milwaukee
SPX Transformer Solutions
United Steelworks District 2
- Number of Backpacks by Year