The La Crosse Community is very excited to once again join forces to assist families who need help getting their students ready to head Back 2 School! Whether you are in need of assistance or you wish to join us in volunteering your time/donating supplies, all are invited!
I NEED HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES/CLOTHING:
All in need are welcome to participate in the Back 2 School Program. Begin by filling out an online application. If you need assistance with filling out the application, please call Catholic Charities at 608-782-0710, M – TH, between 9 am and 4 pm. The front desk volunteers will be available to assist you.
There will be three Back 2 School events where families can pick up supplies. You will be asked which event you will attend when you fill out your application. *Please note – the event held at the Erickson – Boys and Girls Club on July 10th will only be for students who attend school year-round. It will also be capped at serving 200 students. If you are not eligible for this event or are not one of the first 200 students to sign up please join us for one of the two remaining event days.
|Back 2 School Events||Date||Time|
|La Crosse Center||August 14||8 am – 6 pm|
|Mathy BGC||August 22||4 – 7 pm|
After registering for supplies and clothing, you will receive a confirmation email.
All Back 2 School Events will offer additional services to students. La Crosse County Public Health will be offering health screenings/immunizations, vision tests, and sealants. Professional hair stylists will offer haircuts to as many students as time allows. Local businesses, non-profit organizations, and local physicians will be present to offer additional information and services.
Please understand our Back 2 School supply program is a supplemental program. We will do our best to make sure basic requests are met.
I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN SERVICE! HOW CAN I HELP?
- Donate backpacks and/or school supplies
- Contact the Salvation Army to purchase Back 2 School clothing for students.
- 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!