Our Story

Supplies 4 Success is grass roots, charitable organization based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Formed in 2009, Supplies 4 Success raises money to provide basic school supplies and winter outerwear to needy students in the two area elementary school districts – Glen Ellyn School District 41 and Community Consolidated School District 89. These school districts include children living in Glen Ellyn, as well as children living in parts of Wheaton, Lombard, Glendale Heights and Carol Stream, Illinois.

Glen Ellyn School District 41, Community Consolidated School District 89, and the Partnership for Educational Progress (PEP) Foundation actively partner in this effort. By reaching out to school parents, local businesses, religious organizations, charitable/civic organizations and residents of these communities, Supplies 4 Success raises funds to provide community children in need with the basic supplies necessary to succeed in school.

Currently, over 1,400 children in school districts 41 and 89 are considered low-income and some of our children are homeless. Our goal is to help our kids in need start the school year off right by providing each one with a Supplies 4 Success Kit – a completely assembled school supply kit and backpack. By giving all our kids a chance at educational achievement, we help ensure a promising future for all of the Glen Ellyn area.

In 2009 through 2015, Supplies 4 Success distributed school supply kits and backpacks to 700 -1,000 children whose families could not afford to buy them. In 2015, our organization hopes to raise enough funds to again provide school supply kits/backpacks to approximately 1,400 children.

In addition to raising funds for school supplies for our low-income children, Supplies 4 Success raises funds for children’s winter outerwear. Every year we find that many of our families cannot afford to purchase the coat, snow pants, boots, gloves and hat that each child needs to keep them healthy, safe and warm throughout winter. During the winter of 2014-2015, Supplies 4 Success and Community Outreach volunteers distributed winter outerwear to over 170 students in our community. Every $25 donation we receive allows us to provide one child with a school supply kit and a backpack! Every $50 donation allows us to provide a coat, boots, snow pants, hat & gloves to a child.

Monetary donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible!

Donations may be made directly online by clicking here where you will be redirected to our sponsor’s website(PEP) or by visiting our sponsor’s website directly (PEP: Partnership for Educational Progress) @ www.thepepfoundation.org.
Donations may also be mailed to Supplies 4 Success at 435 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 145, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137.

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