Missy's Backpack

Lighten the Load


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Our Mission

Teachers need our support so that they are able to maintain effectiveness and success in their positions and focus on their students needs.  

Missy's Backpack strives to lighten the load for special education teachers and families by providing pre-made, adaptive materials for the classroom and home. 

We use a team of volunteers to make and distribute the materials to the teachers and families.  If you would like to volunteer your services or time, please contact us.

Whole Foods selects Missy's Backpack

as One Dime at a Time Recipient.

From now until Sept 28 when you visit the Whole Foods in River Forest, 7245 Lake St, River Forest, IL 60305 by providing your own shopping bag at the grocery checkout, Whole Foods will donate a dime to Missy's Backpack.

​Every dime counts!

Missy's BackPack acquires tax exempt status

Make a tax deductible donation today!

Meet Our BOARD

Jennifer VonDrehle

Special Education Teacher and ABA Therapist

Lori Shames

Reading Specialist

Chuck VonDrehle

VP of Sales, Juhl Renewable Energy Systems

Nicole Daniel


the Community