Foster success: Sponsor backpacks and school supplies for foster children today!

Every $25 donation means a foster child gets a complete set of school supplies and a backpack to start the new school year off right. Back-to-school is going to look different for all children this year. Whether it be in the classroom or virtual work, they’ll need to be set up for success. LCFS is able to get these supplies at a discounted rate through a partnership with Staples’ Kits for Kids.

Make sure that no child in LCFS’ care goes without the essentials by making a donation today.

Many families have lost jobs and are struggling. Your donation makes a difference and tells a foster child that you care! Our goal is to provide backpacks and school supplies for the more than 2,000 foster children in our care in time for the first day of school. An LCFS social worker who distributes the donated backpacks to foster children, “It puts a huge smile on their faces and gives them pride to start school with brand new supplies.”

Click here for other ideas on how to support foster children in your community.

Questions? Contact Leslie Lopez at 708-488-5568 or

Download a copy of LCFS’ 2020 Back-to-School Drive flyer or bulletin insert to promote the drive at your business or congregation.

Thank you for your support

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