The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation
The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation
School Supply Drive : Walter & Connie Payton Foundation

School Supply Drive

2014 Back-To-School Supply Drive


“One act of kindness……can offer a child a

completely different outcome in life”

– Walter Payton #34

2014 Annual Back-to-School Drive Information:

The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation's priority is to
help in-need children in the State of Illinois.
Didn’t you love to go to the store when you were a child, gather up all of your school supplies off of the class list and get your new backpack and folders with your favorite cartoon character or animal on it?  (There’s nothing like coloring with brand new crayons!)  Why not go out and have some fun doing this once again? There are so many children that need your help so they can go to school with the proper school supplies this year!

The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation’s priority is to help in-need children through-out the State of Illinois.  One way we help these children is by gathering the surrounding communities to collect new school supplies.  We are approaching that time of year again where we want to help these children prepare to go back to school with all of the necessary supplies. Please read the below information on WCPF’s Back-to-School Supply Drive and complete the registration form if you are interested in participating in this year’s event.


What is needed / given?

1 Solid Color Back Pack -filled with the below items:
1 Pack of pencils
1 Ruler
1 Pack of Paper
1 Box of Crayons
1 Highlighter
1 3-ring 1"in binder
2 Notebooks
1 Glue stick
1 Pack post-it notes
2 Folders
1 Pack of pens
1 Pair of Scissors
1 Pack of colored pencils
1 pack of markers
Items listed below are also welcomed!
Paint Sets
Index Cards
Scotch Tape
Planner / Calendar
Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Hand Sanitizer
Bar Soap
 Who are the supplies given to?
WCPF distributes supplies to schools, and families throughout the state of Illinois.

How do we collect these supplies?

Businesses and Individual persons host School Drives for WCPF. You can host it at your work, summer school, on your own as a personal charity, your place of worship, ANYWHERE! After the drive is over WCPF collects the supplies and brings them to our warehouse to be sorted and stuffed into backpacks. This helps us give them away in an orderly fashion, as there is one filled backpack per child.
How do you get involved?
  • Coordinate A Back-to-School Supply Drive! Simply complete the registration form and return to us by fax to 630.552.7618 or mail to WCPF, 1905 Marketview Drive #234, Yorkville, IL 60560. We can then provide you with the appropriate supplies to assist you in making your school drive a success!
  • Contact Nancy Hewlett, WCPF Event Coordinator at with any questions.
  • Monetary donations are welcomed! Sometimes people’s schedules don’t allow them time to run out to purchase supplies but would like to donate to the School Drive. All check donations are to be written out to WCPF and mailed to us at the address above.  Credit card donations can be made directly on-line at
  • Donate a filled backpack to a local WCPF School Supply Drive nearest you!  Log Onto: to find a school drive drop off location near you!
  • We will be organizing the backpacks in our warehouse mid-August.  If you would like to volunteer at our warehouse email us at The dates are not yet set, but we will keep your name on the volunteer list and contact you via email with more details when dates are finalized.