2013 Annual Report Available Now


Luncheon At Maggiano’s Kicks Off
Back 2 School Program

Education and Educators Celebrated


This year’s Back 2 School luncheon was our best ever. Aside from a raising a record amount of money from our wonderful corporate partners, there was much to celebrate. Over 200 guests came together on May 28 at Maggiano’s downtown for an exciting program to support our initiative to provide school supplies to children from low-income families.

NBC5’s Morning News Anchor Stefan Holt to Emcee Back 2 School Kickoff Luncheon


Tickets for May 28 event at Maggiano’s Italian Banquets in Chicago are available now. For more information and to buy tickets, check out our Events page. Seating is limited. Prices increase after May 16 so make sure you order your tickets today!


Homeless Youth at The Harbour Receive School Supplies

Distribution Event is Rewarding Work


Often, it is the small moments in more intimate settings that are the most rewarding. That was the case recently when we visited one of The Harbour shelters in Des Plaines. We got an opportunity to see first hand how this great organization works to provide housing and essential services to runaway, locked-out and homeless youth ages 12-21 in the north and northwest suburbs.

Smiles From Ear to Ear

Holiday Event at Camp Duncan A Real Celebration


Santa and Mrs, Klaus, holiday music, food, ice cream, face painting and singing where all part of the annual holiday party at Camp Duncan YMCA for hundreds of children from the area.

New Partnership With Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

18 more distribution sites added


We are proud to announce we’ve added another school supplies distribution partner for 2014. This summer, youth from the 18 area Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago(BGCC) will be recipients of our Back 2 School kits. We are excited to be partnering with BGCC, an organization that works to enable all young people, especially those that need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible caring citizens.

 Back 2 School Documentary


A year in the making, our documentary illustrates the plight of students not having school supplies and how it effects them along with their families as well as the burden it places on teachers. While the problem is a serious one, the film also shows how the Back 2 School program is working to fix the problem and how people can get involved and help.

Broadway Armory Park Distribution Event Is One For The Record Books!


As a result of our record-breaking efforts, 25,000 students will start the year off with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

Back 2 School Program


Our Back 2 School program, the state’s largest, provided over 25,000 underprivileged children with 750,000 school supplies in 2013.


POWER UP! Boot Camp - A Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies Program



Our new Power Up! Boot Camp teaches children about the importance of getting enough exercise and proper nutrition and how it impacts their performance both in and out of the classroom.



Back 2 School Program – Win School Supplies for an Entire School Contest


Win school supplies for each and every student of an elementary school. Be a hero by helping to provide one lucky school with a box of school supplies for every single student this fall.

College Scholarship Program


Each year we provide scholarships to deserving Illinois high school seniors so they can attend college. Recipients also receive complimentary tickets to attend ICECF’s Back 2 School program kickoff luncheon. For more information on our 2014 program including application guidelines and requirements, Click Here.

Fire Prevention Program


We support Fire Prevention and Fire Safety initiatives.