Ditching the 9 to 5, hundreds of corporate volunteers pack backpacks for those in need
Over 800 volunteers from 37 companies spent Wednesday at the Backpack-a-Thon, packing backpacks with school supplies to be donated those in need. The offices of downtown Chicago were a little empty Wednesday.
Hundreds of corporate employees ditched the desks and cubicles to provide a helping hand at the fourth annual Backpack-a-Thon.
Volunteers wait to load finished backpacks onto moving trucks during the Cradles to Crayons Backpack-a-Thon Wednesday in Daley Plaza.