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Campus group to fill backpacks for kids

More than 100 volunteers are expected to turn out for a "Build-a-Backpack Day" event Sunday, Aug. 1, on the Northwestern University campus.

The event, organized by the local non-profit group Supplies for Dreams, will provide backpacks filled with school supplies to 1,000 Chicago Public Schools students.

More than 100 volunteers are expected to turn out for a "Build-a-Backpack Day" event Sunday, Aug. 1, on the Northwestern University campus.

The event, organized by the local non-profit group Supplies for Dreams, will provide backpacks filled with school supplies to 1,000 Chicago Public Schools students.

More than 20 area firms and 150 private donors have provided funds for the supplies that will fill the backpacks.

The event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Norris East Lawn, will also feature live music by the Fatum Jazz Group and other artists as well as refreshments from local restaurants.

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