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Ditching the 9 to 5, hundreds of corporate volunteers pack backpacks for those in need

Aug 21, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

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.