Back to School Store a success

Another year of The Back to School Store is labeled as a success! About 1,600 children were invited to attend this year’s Back to School Store, and 1,211 children were served on the day of the event at the new location, the Kress Events Center. Those 1,211 children had the opportunity to go through the Back to School Store to pick out a new outfit, shoes, socks, underwear and a backpack filled with school supplies. They also received a dental and vision screening. The team members behind the 2019 Back to School Store would like to extend their thanks to members, volunteers, agencies, donors, companies, associate members and all those who supported the Store.


Photos: Back to School event hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center

About 800 volunteers (including many UW-Green Bay employees) served about 1,200 elementary school children and their families this week. The Service League of Green Bay held its annual Back to School Event on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Students could pick out clothes, shoes and school supplies. Each child is assigned a shopping helper. See the photos.

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Back to School Store 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication

Volunteer for the Back to School Store

It’s coming up quickly. The Green Bay Campus will host, for the second time, the Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store, Wednesday, August 7. This year’s event is at the Kress Events Center. Last year, UW-Green Bay hosted 4,200 shoppers and families, members and community volunteers. Your help is needed. Please consider volunteering for the event. This link will show you need and availability. There is an increased need for bilingual speakers (especially Spanish).

You can also volunteer on set-up dates before the Back to School Store and/or donate school supplies for this event. If you have any questions, please direct them to Diversity Director Mai J. Lo Lee. She can be reached at 920-465-2522 or

Video and photos: Back to School Store

Wow, what an event! Thousands of kids from Brown County will be heading back to school with new clothes and supplies, thanks to the Service League of Green Bay. UW-Green Bay volunteers and members of the campus community were happy hosts. On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the organization partnered with the University and hundreds of volunteers to hold its 26th annual Back to School Store. It was the first time on the Green Bay campus, and it was a year in the making. On the day of the event, students are assigned a personal shopper, who helps them pick out a backpack and fill it with school supplies, and select an entire outfit of their choosing. Free vision and dental screenings were also offered. Thank you to the more than 800 volunteers. See the photos!

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Back to School Store 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Student Affairs & Campus Climate is the winner of Back-to-School Store challenge

A thank you is in order to all UW-Green Bay staff who participated in the Back-to-School Challenge. A total of 1,245 items (notebooks, folders, pencil box, loose leaf, markers, and books etc.) were donated to the Back-to-School Store, which is hosted by UW-Green Bay on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Student Affairs & Campus Climate collected 717 items, to take the top prize. Enrollment Services finished a close second. Congratulations!


Back to school supply challenge? You’re on!

Disability Services (the winner of the Toilet Paper Challenge on the Green Bay campus last semester) on behalf of The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate, has challenged Enrollment Services to “fill up the back to school store!” Donation boxes can be found in the Career Services suite!  The winner will be tabulated on Friday, August 3, 2018. Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday starts August 1. The Service League of Green Bay still needs the high priority items:  1-subject wide rule notebooks, non-washable markers, fun pencils, wide-rule loose-leaf paper, boys-themed folders, 8 x 5 pencil boxes and children’s books. See more about the event which will be hosted on campus this year.