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Build-a-Backpack Day 2014

Join us at Northwestern University’s Lakefill on Saturday August 9th for an outdoors community event to package 2,000 backpacks with school supplies for Chicago Public Schools students in need. This family fun event will feature carnival games, a DJ, free food, and drinks.

Date: Saturday, August 9th 2014*
Time: 1:00 – 4:00PM CST
Location: Northwestern University Lakefill (Map)
Parking: We suggest parking on the newly constructed lot on N. Campus Dr. near the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion. From the North: Take a left onto Lincoln St. from Sheridan Rd. and head through to N. Campus Dr. From the South: Take a right onto Lincoln St. from Sheridan Rd. and head through to N. Campus Dr. View the map.

Make sure to check out the Facebook event to stay tuned for details.

*In the event of inclement weather, Build-a-Backpack Day will be held on August 16th, 2014.

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