CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Just Breathe 815 collects 200 backpacks during its Fill the Pack Holiday Fundraiser.
Guests could also donate and help assemble backpacks filled with clothes and gifts for teens.
Founder Kevin Ware says the event was also an opportunity to partner with one of the group's longest supporters.
"A lot of people don't know that Salamone's has been partnering with us from the beginning, they had our donation jar at the front door. So they've been blessing the community since we first started," says Ware.