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Back 2 School Illinois Launches Contest to Surprise Two Chicago Schools with Free Supplies for Every Student This Fall

7/12/2017, noon | Updated on 7/12/2017, noon

Back 2 School Illinois Launches Contest to Surprise Two Chicago Schools with Free Supplies for Every Student This Fall

Local Non-Profit to Distribute School Supply Kits to Students at Winning Schools to Enhance Academic Performance & Increase Self Esteem

CHICAGO, July 2017 – Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI.org), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom, is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s “Win School Supplies for Every Student in a School” contest.

Back 2 School Illinois holds the contest annually, in which the students of two Chicago schools win free school supplies. Each and every child at both of the winning schools receives their own B2SI kit, loaded with the core supplies they need for the year.

Applications for 2017 must be postmarked by July 24th in order to qualify for the contest. Anyone can nominate a Chicago school and there is no limit to how many times a school can be nominated. Whether you are a parent, community leader, concerned citizen, student or member of a faculty, you can enter the contest on behalf of a school.

The two winning Chicago schools will be selected over the summer and notified by August 7th. During the first week of classes this fall, the student bodies of both winning schools will be surprised by Back 2 School Illinois with the delivery of the free school supplies.

While most students strive for success in the classroom, it can sometimes prove difficult when they don’t have the necessary school supplies. With B2SI’s annual contest, underserved Chicago students from the two winning schools are given the tools they need to thrive in the classroom. Providing these kits the first week of school lets the students know that they deserve a good education.

“There are over 1.2 million students in Illinois living in low income households. Last year alone, B2SI provided more than 890,000 school supplies to these students,” says Back 2 School Illinois CEO, Matthew Kurtzman, “Continuing programs such as the yearly contest allows B2SI to provide nearly 1,000 students in the first week with the supplies to begin their school year motivated and prepared.”

To date, almost 5 million school supplies have been given to in-need children to ensure their academic careers are on a path to success. However, B2SI works to provide students with more than just supplies. The tools given out provide students with a sense of ease and confidence as they walk into school. To learn more, visit www.B2SI.org.

For more information on the contest, visit http://b2si.org/win-school-supplies-for-an-entire-school-contest