PROJECT SMART 4 Brighter Futures

Foster children & unaccompanied homeless kids are afraid to go to school when they don't have school supplies. Please help a child start school on the first day prepared and ready to learn! 


Sponsor a backpack! Change a Future!


To help at our pop-up school supply stores w/foster children  - background checks are required. 

Please contact






  •  Sponsor a child $35 - $50.

  • We will purchase exactly what your sponsored child needs.

    • We will include an encouraging note from you!

  • If you prefer to shop please see the list below.

    • Please deliver school supplies by Aug. 10th.

      • 270 Market Square, Lake Forest

  • If you would like to start a collection site at your place of work or at your front door - please contact


School Wish List: 

1. Backpack

2. Non Spiral Note Books (4) (no wires)

3. Binder Dividers/Loose Leaf Paper

4. Journals (1)

5. #2 Pencils

6. Pens

7. Colored Pencils/Pens

8. Markers

9. Highlighters

10. 24 Pack Crayons

11. Glue Sticks (ONLY)

12. Calculator

13. Tape

14.Note Cards

15. Pencil Bags to store pencils glue and supplies.