After Backpack-A-Thon

Cradles to Crayons held its 3rd Annual Backpack-A-Thon on August 16th. Every year, the Backpack-A-Thon brings together over 300 volunteers in a friendly, three-hour competition to fill 25,000 new backpacks with age-appropriate clothes and school supplies for underserved children. On August 25th, LUCHA distributed 250 of these backpacks to local families, including many of our residents, at our PlayStreets event in collaboration with the Gads Hill Center and the Chicago Department of Public Health.
We will be hosting our final PlayStreets event of the summer on Saturday, September 22nd from 11:00am – 2:00pm on the 1400 N block of Washtenaw. At a PlayStreets event, streets are closed off for fun and healthy activities, which include: bounce house, Zumba, outdoor games, healthy snacks, and more. We are hosting PlayStreets events to have FUN, to get to know our neighbors, to be HEALTHY, and to provide a SAFE place to play outdoors.
We need volunteers – sign up here today to help out with our next PlayStreets event!