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Sixth Annual "We’ve Got Your Back" DuPage Credit Union Backpack Fundraiser for DuPage County Students In Need

May 09, 2019 02:10PM ● By Hannah Ott

NapervilleDuPage Credit Union has partnered with the DuPage Regional Office of Education and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet for the sixth consecutive year to raise funds for DuPage County students in need through its annual We’ve Got Your Back fundraiser.

The Credit Union hopes to raise $10,000 this year and provide hundreds of local students the supplies they need to start the 2019-2020 school year. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used to purchase backpacks and basic supplies needed throughout the school year, such as paper, pencils, erasers, calculators, etc.

Since its inception, the We’ve Got Your Back fundraiser has raised over $61,000 and provided 5,257 backpacks and supply kits to DuPage County students in need.

“The cost of providing essential school supplies can be overwhelming,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions. “Our hope is that we can alleviate some of the stress associated with preparing for the new school year by giving students in need the tools needed to excel in the classroom.”

Monetary donations will be accepted through July 31 and can be made online at or at a Branch Office: Downers Grove, 725 Ogden Ave.; Naperville, 790 Royal St. George Dr.; and Wheaton, 625 E. Roosevelt Rd.

Backpacks, stuffed with supply kits, will be handed out to DuPage County students in need who attend Catholic Charities’ DuPage County Back to School Fair on August 7 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton.

Sponsors of the 2019 We’ve Got Your Back Backpack fundraiser are: The Rusin Fulco Realty Group, Konsultek, Fiserv, Adrenaline, COTG, CO-OP, CUNA Mutual Group, Sand Castle™ Field Services, SN, MemberFirst, Immesign and Visa®.


About DuPage Credit Union: Providing membership value for over 60 years, DuPage Credit Union is more than just a bank. They are a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 35,000 Members, they're energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. They offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties; or attends school in DuPage County. To learn more about DuPage Credit Union, visit, call or stop by a Branch Office. Deposits are insured to $250,000 per account by American Share Insurance. By Members' Choice this institution is not federally insured. DuPage Credit Union is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. 

About DuPage Regional Office of Education: The DuPage ROE provides a range of services, including: professional development, teacher certification, technology training, school improvement, student support, assessment, health, life safety and other related services to the 42 public school districts and 161,000 students of DuPage County.

About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is a faith-based organization that provides service to people in need and calls others of good will to do the same. The programs and services provided by Catholic Charities in DuPage County include homeless prevention services, emergency services, counseling, Hope House homeless shelter, alternative housing programs and services for veterans. To learn more about the programs and services provided by Catholic Charities, visit

Source: Tamara McQueen 630-428-3440 ext. 3068