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Annual Back-to-School Drive Information:


The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation’s priority is to help in-need children through-out the State of Illinois. 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.


Who are the supplies given to?


WCPF distributes supplies to schools, and individual families that contact us in need of a helping hand.


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,  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 via Email to Nancy at

  •  We can then provide you with the appropriate supplies to assist you in making your school drive a success!

  • 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

  • Become a Business Sponsor of this event! 







Contact NANCY via EMail to obtain the registration form:

"One act of kindness...can offer a child a
completely different outcome in life."
-Walter Payton #34
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