Providing School Supplies to Those in Need


Here’s an opportunity to Make A Difference and participate in our Build-A-Kit program by assembling school supply kits to distribute to children from low-income families. It makes for a great corporate team building event or fun activity for community groups and organizations. 

• A. Select a school or organization you want to receive the Back 2 School kits. If you don’t have one in mind we can help you find one. We’ve worked with many community organizations, including YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, YWCA’s, Operation Homefront and the USO as well as schools and government agencies.

• B. Select the number and type of kits.

There are four types of kits:

Supplies are shipped in bulk along with cardboard kit boxes and plastic handles.

• C. Select the location where you want to assemble your kits - your office, warehouse, retail location - or choose to assemble them on-site where they will be distributed such as a church, school or other community organization.

The Build-A-Kit program is extremely flexible and customizable.

• It can be done at any time of the year.

• You can assemble any amount of kits (minimum 50).

• You can increase the number and/or variety of school supplies in the kits you build beyond the core supplies that come in our signature Back 2 School kits (additional cost applies).

• You can include promotional items in the kits (such as a brochure, drawstring backpack, journal, coupon) at no additional charge.

• We provide “Notes of Inspiration” cards, which can be filled out by volunteers and inserted into the kits.

• If you would like us to arrange the delivery of the kits to the recipient organization, we can arrange to have the completed kits picked up and dropped off (additional fee applies)

Cost: Each kit costs $18.00 complete. This cost includes all the school supplies, blank “Notes of Inspiration” cards, kit box, kit box handle and shipping to the location of your choosing (Program is not available in Alaska & Hawaii).

Delivery Time: 2-3 weeks from date order is placed

What goes in each of our four kits? Click here.

For detailed step-by-step instructions of how the program works, click here.

To download a Build-A-Kit Order form, click here.

Have any questions or want to get the process started, email info@b2sa.org and indicate Build-A-Kit information in the subject line or call 847.268.3550.

Companies that have participated in a Build-A-Kit Program include:


Companies that have participated in a Build-A-Kit Program include:

• Kass Management Services, Inc.

• Lincoln Title Company

• Loyola University School of Nursing

• Maris Construction

• MB Financial Bank

• McGuire Woods

• MoneyGram International Foundation

• Much Shelist, P.C.

• Payline Data Services LLC

• Ridge Development LLC

• Sullivan Goulette & Wilson Ltd.

• Synegen, Inc.

• Transwestern

• Winston & Strawn LLP

• Arlington Pediatrics

• Belgravia Group, Ltd.

• bKL Architecture LLC

• Butler Rubin Salterelli & Boyd LLP

• Ceannate Corporation


• Connections Marketing

• Deloitte

• Epstein Community Foundation

• Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP

• First Midwest Bank

• Guaranteed Rate

• Hilco Global


• iStream Financial Services