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June 26, 2018

Triton and West 40 to Host FREE Backpack Giveback Resource Fair – Aug. 4

 Students from throughout West Suburban Cook County will start the school year off on the right track – thanks to a new initiative between Triton College and West 40 Intermediate Service Center #2.

Families are invited to attend the first-ever Backpack Giveback Resource Fair at Triton College on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, from 10 a.m. – noon. The event will be held on the outdoor mounds located on the west side of Triton’s campus, 2000 5th Ave., River Grove. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Student Center Cafeteria (B Building).

At the fair, students can receive a backpack filled with school supplies, free of charge. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, complimentary haircuts will be provided during the event courtesy of Sport Clips. 

Community based organizations from throughout the area will be on hand at the event to provide additional resources and information to families at the event.

Organizations scheduled to participate in the event include:

  • Access to Care
  • Sport Clips Oak Park
  • Illinois Freemasonry
  • Opportunity Works PLCCA
  • River Grove Public Library District
  • Horace Mann
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Infant Welfare Society: Children’s Clinic
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Housing Forward
  • PASO
  • UTurn Covenant Church
  • US Bank
  • Pillars Community Health
  • The Resurrection Project
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County

For more information on the first-ever Backpack Giveback Resource Fair, visit https://www.west40.org/backpack