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Back to School Supply Drive

Back to School is an exciting time of year, except for students whose families can’t afford to buy all the items on lengthy school supply lists — often amounting to more than $500 per child. When teachers quietly provide these supplies on their own, they spend an average of $745 per year out of their own pocket.

Help teachers put essential school supplies directly in the hands of students most in need by donating your new and gently used supplies to the CCRx Back to School Supply Drive.

This year’s most needed items include: * Pens * Pencils * Backpacks * Loose Leaf Paper * Copy Paper * Rulers * Markers * Crayons * Folders * Glue Sticks * Colored Pencils *

Please sort, bundle and box them first! No loose items, no open bags!

Drop off at these locations on the North, West and South side:


United Credit Union, 1526 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615

United Credit Union, 4444 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60632

United Credit Union, 9148 S. Western Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60805

CCRx Warehouse, 2124 W. 82nd Place, (Parking Lot Entrance), Chicago, IL 60620


CTU Foundation, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60612


United Credit Union 4747 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60646

Questions? Contact Carmen Curet ( to learn how your company can make sure Chicago teachers and their students have what they need to return to classrooms this Fall!

Since 2018, the Chicago Teacher Union Foundation and Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) have collaborated to meet the needs of Chicagoland teachers by soliciting and gathering supplies for teachers to support their students.

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