News / 8.29.17

Back to School with the ECF

155 School Supply Kits Provided to Foster Children

Last night, August 28th, members of Epstein’s employee-run charity, the Epstein Community Foundation (ECF), packed-up 155 school supply kits that will be distributed to Foster Children by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. For this charitable effort the ECF worked with Back 2 School Illinois, an organization that was formed in 2010 and helps deliver free school supplies to children in need.


Back 2 School Illinois’ school supply program allows companies like Epstein to purchase in bulk ‘Build-A-Kits’, which contain ‘core’ school supplies. These Kits are then assembled by organizations like Epstein and delivered to children through Back 2 School Illinois’ distribution network of community agencies and government agencies. (Read more about Back 2 School Illinois at

The ECF members involved in this wonderful charitable effort included Ilyssa Kaserman, Fran Gomez, Jennifer Heiney, Laura Rebbe, Christina Kapetan, Eric Wilson, Will Owen, Jeffrey McQuiston, Criss Paccione-Anderson, Debbie Sretenovic, Ramona Valeanu, Linda Kanoski, Jim Jirsa, Mark Rustin, Olivia Corcoran, Jake Effinger, Jenn Pisano, Randy Tharp, Marcin Rysniak, Tom Pociask, Ryan Lezcano, Judy Sells, Bill Cihon and Tom Smiles. Great job team!

Lastly, to learn more about the ECF visit https://www.epsteincommunityfo...