Second annual We’ve Got Your Back – One Backpack at a Time DuPage Credit Union Fundraiser for DuPage County students

NAPERVILLE, IL (April 20, 2015) — DuPage Credit Union has once again partnered with the DuPage Regional Office of Education to launch its second annual We’ve Got Your Back fundraiser to help raise funds to purchase basic school supplies for DuPage County students in need.

“Our goal is to double what we raised last year,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions. “So we have set our goal at $20,000 to help 1,000 of the nearly 5,000 local students who need assistance.”

“Although a backpack and supplies, may not seem like much, to many kids in our communities and their families, it’s a much-needed helping hand at what can be a very expensive time of year.”

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.

The backpacks will be given to local students attending the Back-to-School Fair in August at the Odeum in Villa Park.

Monetary donations are being accepted through August and can be made online at or at a Branch Office: Bloomingdale, 202 S. Gary Ave.; Downers Grove, 725 Ogden Ave.; Naperville, 790 Royal St. George Dr.; and Wheaton, 625 E. Roosevelt Rd.

Sponsors of this year’s Backpack Fundraiser are: BUY Bernadette & Yvonne of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Citadel Information Management, Chicago Title, Enterprise Car Sales, Jen Vonesh of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite REALTORS, Clique Studios, Kaleidoscope, Suburban Life Media/Shaw Media,, Freese & Associates Inc., Daniel And Associates Real Estate, That Special Touch Events, Aubrey Signs, Response Graphics & Embroidery LLC. and

About DuPage Credit Union
DuPage Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service, financial institution with more than 33,000 Members. With a long-standing tradition of superior service, DuPage Credit Union offers 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 and the benefits of Membership, visit or call 800.323.2611. 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.

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.

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