Kickoff Dinner
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Kickoff Dinner

This year we are excited to be offering Standard, Premier and VIP ticketing. The VIP 

As a VIP, you get to attend a private reception that begins at 5 p.m. and includes unlimited free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. You will also be treated to preferred seating at the dinner and receive a special gift bag with some custom Back 2 School items.

Our silent auction catalog has expanded this year as well! We’ve already secured some neat items that you won’t want to miss the chance to bid on such as a signed Anthony Rizzo jersey, sports memorabilia, Alan Parsons Anniversary Tour Live, skydiving, exclusive distillery tours, tickets to see Gypsy at the Porchlight Theatre and massage gift certificates.

The Emcee that evening will be co-host of Chicago's Best on WGN-TV, Marley Kayden

We need volunteers to work the day of the event as well as the day prior to the event. We are also looking for people to join our Silent Auction Committee, which will help secure items for the silent auction between January and May. For more information on all these opportunities, contact Spencer Post, our Events Coordinator at SpencerPost@b2si.org

 

To purchase tickets to the Kickoff Dinner click here.

 

 

 

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Bernie's Book Bank Volunteer Opportunity
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Bernie's Book Bank Volunteer Opportunity

On Tuesday, May 22nd from 9am-2pm, Back 2 School Illinois needs volunteers to help sort through several pallet boxes filled with children’s books. This volunteer opportunity will take place at the Bernie’s Book Warehouse (917 N Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, IL).

Volunteers will determine which age appropriate Back 2 School kit they will go into, tag the books with colored stickers that match the handle of the kit, and finally pack the books in boxes.

If you are interested and available for this event, we would love to have you join us. If you are interested but would need transportation from Chicago to Lake Bluff, B2SI will provide transportation for a number of volunteers. Lunch will be provided that day as well. Any questions or transportation concerns should be emailed to our Events Coordinator: SpencerPost@b2si.org.

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Bernie's Book Bank Volunteer Opportunity
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Bernie's Book Bank Volunteer Opportunity

On Thursday, June 28th from 9am-2pm, Back 2 School Illinois needs volunteers to help sort through several pallet boxes filled with children’s books. This volunteer opportunity will take place at the Bernie’s Book Warehouse (917 N Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, IL).

Volunteers will determine which age appropriate Back 2 School kit they will go into, tag the books with colored stickers that match the handle of the kit, and finally pack the books in boxes.

If you are interested and available for this event, we would love to have you join us. If you are interested but would need transportation from Chicago to Lake Bluff, B2SI will provide transportation for a number of volunteers. Lunch will be provided that day as well. Any questions or transportation concerns should be emailed to our Events Coordinator: SpencerPost@b2si.org.

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"BIG" Distribution & Activity Day
Aug
8
7:00 AM07:00

"BIG" Distribution & Activity Day

This Event is Not Open to the Public

Join us as a volunteer for our largest distribution event of the year. Over 14,000 of our signature Back 2 School kits will go out the doors on this day and will end up in the hands of children from area YMCA’s throughout Chicagoland. We also will be hosting hundreds of children for a series of activities to excite, inspire and prepare them to go back to school in he fall. We need tons of volunteers to work throughout the day. 

If you are interested in helping us with our largest school supply event of the year contact Spencer Post, our Events Coordinator, at SpencerPost@b2si.org

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