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Backpack Drive for LSSI

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is looking to support students as they return to school and you can help!


Consider purchasing a new, 17” size backpack (any color or style suitable for elementary through high school) and bringing it to church by Sunday, August 7. You can also support the cause by making a financial donation online. Financial contributions will be used to help fund $25 gift cards for supplies that will accompany each donated backpack and to purchase additional backpacks.

(This year, the congregation will not be asked to collect supplies or to assemble any of the backpacks.)


All backpack and monetary donations are due by Sunday, August 7 so that they can be delivered to LSSI before the start of school.


Let’s help make this a good school year for these young learners!

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Serving Illinois since 1867, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is a nonprofit social service organization of the three Illinois synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). LSSI is one of the largest statewide social service providers. The organization provides critical programs for Illinois residents each year, including foster care, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment, affordable senior housing, residential programs for people with developmental disabilities, and services that help families who have been impacted by incarceration.