Huge Outpouring of Back 2 School Support for One Hope United Clients!

SVP of Development Joyce Heneberry reports that as of Sept. 1, One Hope United will have collected approximately 1,200 backpacks for children in the care of the Northern Region. She estimates the gift-in-kind value to be more than $26,000!

A huge thanks to all Back 2 School donors!


  • Christ Together 50 backpacks
  • The Chapel, Libertyville – 75 backpacks
  • Long Grove Community Church, Long Grove – 75 backpacks
  • Wildwood Presbyterian, Grayslake – 30 backpacks

Corporate groups:

  • Baxter, Round Lake – 25 backpacks and supplies
  • Hewitt – 26 backpacks and supplies
  • Lucas Group (Ahmad) – 500 backpacks
  • Emdeon – 20 backpacks and supplies
  • Abbott – 19 backpacks

Individual Donors:

  • Tom Brigham donated 305 backpacks and school supplies with a value of more than $7,100
  • Jaclyn Larash from Laurus Strategies (12 backpacks) delivered to Kenwood
  • Ahmad Popylar organized the Lucas Group  500 backpacks
  • Dominic Rinaldi – Back to school clothing/shoe drive for Kenwood
  • Howard Schnitzer for his active role in soliciting, delivering and raising cash to purchase supplies
  • Shana Malin

It isn’t too late to donate to our Back 2 School campaign! Click here to make an online donation.

Pictured: Cub Scout Pack 86 of Lake Villa, Illinois, and their families volunteered over two days to sort supplies and pack almost 1,000 backpacks to benefit children in the care of One Hope United. More than 30 people volunteered!

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