SAT., AUGUST 27, 2016!!!

Backpack Coalition will be distributing more than 2,000 backpacks on August 27. Letters are being mailed no later than August 22 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 25, 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 27, 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 2016 Corporate Sponsors & Partners:

  • Erie Insurance
  • First Student Bus Company
  • Good Harvest
  • Santana Dotson Foundation
  • Walmart
  • GE
  • WIS Logistics
  • Power Test, Inc.


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

More Information Coming  

Heath and Human Services 514 Riverview Ave.

United Way

1717 Paramount Drive



United Way

225 W. Vine St.




Country Springs

2810 Golf Road


Important Dates

2016 Applications Available

Wed., June 1


2016 Application Deadline

Fri., July 29


2016 Fill the Bus

Sat., August 6

Walmarts - 

  • Waukesha
  • Mukwonago
  • Muskego
  • Delafield

Good Harvest:
Pewaukee - Silvernail Rd.


2016 Distribution Day

Sat., August 27