SAT., AUGUST 22, 2015!!!

Backpack Coalition will be distributing more than 2,000 backpacks on August 22. Letters are being mailed no later than August 17 to those who pre-registered.  The letters will provide times and locations for obtaining the backpacks.  If you have not received your letter by Thursday, August 20, or you cannot attend the Saturday distribution event, contact the Backpack Coalition at (262) 226-7420. 

Those who did not pre-register, may still be able to get backpacks on August 22, between 11:30 and 12:30. There is no guaranty that we will have extra backpacks, and if we do, they are available on a first-come first-serve basis.  To be eligible you must fill out the application and have photo ID, proof of address, and ID for each child (i.e. MA card, Social Security card, or birth certificate).  The location for late registration/pick-up is at the Waukesha County Health and Human Services Building, 514 Riverview Ave, Waukesha.

We will do our best to give your child some school supplies. 

A HUGE Thank You to Our 2015 Corporate Sponsors & Partners:

  • Erie Insurance
  • First Student Bus Company
  • Good Harvest
  • Santana Dotson Foundation
  • Waterstone Mortgage

Backpack Coalition, Inc. helps children participate and succeed in school by providing school backpacks and supplies. We serve low-income families in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Check out our new Events page to learn more about opportunities to help Backpack Coalition!

Supply Drop-Off Sites

925 Walnut Ridge Drive

Heath and Human Services 514 Riverview Ave.

United Way

1717 Paramount Drive


Waukesha State Bank

Main Branch - Downtown

151 E. St. Paul Ave


Country Springs

2810 Golf Road


Important Dates

2015 Applications Available

Wed., May 13


2015 Application Deadline

Fri., July 31


2015 Fill the Bus

Sat., August 1

Walmarts - 

  • Waukesha(both sites)
  • Mukwonago
  • Muskego
  • Delafield

Good Harvest:


2015 Distribution Day

Sat., August 22