Newsletter: February Edition

 Shamrock Build-A-Kit – Join us on March 8th

Moving closer toward the notorious tradition that is St. Patrick’s Day, Back 2 School America is hosting another in-house build-a-kit. Add a little ‘luck of the Irish’ into other people’s lives by building school supply kits for those who need them the most.

Register here

Date: March 8, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 1946 W Irving Park Rd, Fl. 2, Chicago, IL 60613



Give Teachers The Recognition They Deserve
With Our Annual ‘We Appreciate Teachers’ Contest

Our annual #WeAppreciateTeachers contest is more than just an event – it’s a movement to spotlight the incredible dedication and impact of teachers across Illinois. In a world where teachers often go unnoticed, this contest provides a platform to celebrate the extraordinary individuals who ignite the spark of learning and shape our future.

This year, each of the winning teachers will be honored for their hard work and contribution at a celebratory champagne reception during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Teachers will receive 30 Back 2 School kits for their classroom, providing vital l supplies to students. Plus, winners will receive a lavish Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket, filled with an array of delectable treats, wine, gift cards, and more. 

Teachers play a pivotal role in our society, yet they frequently lack the recognition they so richly deserve. The #WeAppreciateTeachers contest aims to rectify this by shining a light on those who dedicate their lives to educating future generations. At a time when the teaching profession faces challenges, including a widespread shortage, this contest also seeks to inspire others to consider the

Make A Big Difference, Now!

Don’t let the teachers who have made a difference in your life – or the lives of those around you – go unrecognized. Here are ways you can help. ⬇️

  1. Nominate a teacher who has touched your heart and contributed to the community by
    April 1, 2024.
  2. Share this link across your social media channels!
    You’re able to text and email this link to your contacts as well. Spreading the word increases the chance that more deserving teachers receive the recognition they deserve. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who dedicate themselves to shaping our future.

Ps. Use these hashtags when you post on social media to increase who sees it!
#WeAppreciateTeachers #Back2SchoolAmerica
#Contest #Illinois

for our annual fundraiser 
Build-A-Kit Social 

Join us for Back 2 School America’s Build-A-Kit Social, our annual fundraiser event and party. Hosted at Artifact Events, this engaging evening is a unique blend of fun and purpose, featuring engaging conversations, an open bar, auctions, delectable bites, entertainment, and moving speeches from those whose lives have been directly impacted by our efforts.

The funds raised are vital for providing essential school supplies to students and families in need along with under-resourced teachers. 

Each dollar raised helps us bridge the gap in educational equity, ensuring every child has the tools they need to succeed.

For more information on tickets, volunteering, and sponsorship opportunities, visit:

Chicagoland Real Estate Industry Build-A-Kit Event

The annual Chicagoland Real Estate Industry Build-A-Kit Event, which brings together companies from all aspects of the real estate industry is set for July 11th at the Rauner Family YMCA (2700 S. Western Ave., Chicago).

Volunteers from sponsoring companies will assemble school supply kits for kids from low-income families. It’s a great night for networking, team building, and giving back to the community.

For more information, click here