Back 2 School Program

Catholic Charities and The Salvation Army are very excited to be continuing our Back 2 School Program which helps children in need throughout the La Crosse area! In 2016 we assisted 700 children with backpacks and school supplies and we anticipate the same, if not more this year. With your support, we hope to meet this need and help children have a successful start to the upcoming school year! There are many ways you can join us in this effort.

  • Donate backpacks and/or school supplies
  • Make a monetary donation so we can purchase needed supplies
  • Purchase Scrip from your local Parish to donate for school supplies (this benefits the Parish as well as the children in need)
  • Volunteer to help sort and distribute school supplies
  • Refer families in need to sign up for the Back 2 School Program

For more information, please contact Shannon Parker at 608.519.8011. Thank you so much for your consideration and help as we could not fulfill this need without your generosity!

I need help with school supplies/clothing:
All in need are welcome to participate in the Back 2 School Program. Please understand that this is a supplemental program and that all requests may not be met. The Salvation Army is providing outfits to the first 500 students who apply.

Application forms for school supplies will be available online on July 5 and are due by August 3. If you are unable to fill out an application form online, paper forms will be available at our downtown office on Mondays during walk-in hours (9 am -12 pm and 1 -3 pm). If you are still in need after this date, please contact Shannon at 608.519.8011 at Catholic Charities.

Supplies can be picked up on Wednesday, August 16 from 7 am – 7 pm at The La Crosse Center in La Crosse.

School Supply Lists
Aquinas Middle School
Arcadia School District
Bangor Elementary
Bangor Middle School
Bangor High School
Blair-Taylor School District
Blessed Sacrament
Cathedral Elementary
Coulee Christian School
Coulee Montessori
Eagle Bluff Elementary
Ettrick Elementary
Evergreen Elementary
Galesville Elementary
GET Middle School
Holmen Public Preschool
Holmen Middle School
Irving Pertzsch Elementary
La Crosse School District
Northern Hills Elementary
Onalaska Middle School
Prairie View Elementary
Sandlake Elementary
Sparta School District
St. Patrick Elementary
Trempeleau Elementary
Viking Elementary
West Salem School District