Fifth-annual We’ve Got Your Back – DuPage Credit Union backpack fundraiser for DuPage County students in need

NAPERVILLE, IL (May 9, 2018) — DuPage Credit Union has partnered with the DuPage Regional Office of Education and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet for the fifth consecutive year to raise funds for DuPage County students in need through its annual We’ve Got Your Back fundraiser.

The Credit Union hopes to raise $10,000 this year and relieve hundreds of local families in need of the burden of purchasing school supplies for their children. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be used to purchase backpacks and basic supplies needed throughout the school year, such as paper, pencils, erasers, calculators, etc.

“Although a backpack and new school supplies may not seem like much,” said Vice President of Business Solutions Amy Brandt, “to many DuPage County families in need it’s a vital helping hand at what is a very expensive time of year for those with children in school. Enrollment fees, book rentals, clothing and other back to school expenses can add up quickly.”

Since its inception, the We’ve Got Your Back fundraiser has raised over $50,000 and helped thousands of students in DuPage County start the school year with the tools needed to succeed in the classroom.

“We’ve been humbled by the generosity of our Members, Team Members, sponsors and the community, helping to make this fundraising event a success” added Brandt.

Monetary donations are being accepted through July 31st and can be made online at or at a Branch Office: Downers Grove, 725 Ogden Ave.; Naperville, 790 Royal St. George Dr.; and Wheaton, 625 E. Roosevelt Rd.

The fully-stuffed backpacks will be handed out to DuPage County students in need who attend Catholic Charities’ DuPage County Back to School Fair on August 1st at St. Francis High School in Wheaton.

Sponsors of the 2018 We’ve Got Your Back Backpack fundraiser are: The Rusin Fulco Realty Group, Konsultek, Freese & Associates, Inc.,, VISOgraphic, Gerald Hyundai North Aurora, Fiserv, Adrenaline, Connection, Credit Link, LLC and IMM.

About DuPage Credit Union

DuPage Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution united by a common spirit. As a not-for-profit credit union with more than 50,000 members, we’re energized to create memorable banking experiences to help with life’s events, big and small. We offer financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties; or attends school in DuPage County. To learn more about DuPage Credit Union, visit, call, or stop by a branch office. Deposits are insured to $250,000 per account by American Share Insurance. By members' choice this institution is not federally insured. DuPage Credit Union is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender. NMLS #445096. DuPage Credit Union…Banking Inspired.

About DuPage Regional Office of Education

The DuPage ROE provides a range of services, including: professional development, teacher certification, technology training, school improvement, student support, assessment, health, life safety and other related services to the 42 public school districts and 161,000 students of DuPage County.

About Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is a faith-based organization that provides service to people in need and calls others of good will to do the same. Through a variety of programs and services, Catholic Charities fosters awareness and collaboration to help the least among us in the seven counties they serve: Will, Kendall, Grundy, DuPage, Iroquois, Ford, and Kankakee.


Tamara McQueen
Marketing Coordinator
DuPage Credit Union
630.428.3440 ext. 3068

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