• Uncle Dan's (map)
  • 621 Central Avenue
  • Highland Park, IL, 60035
  • United States

Today kicks off Uncle Dan's annual Backpack Trade-In. Drop off a used backpack at one of their four locations and receive 15% off your purchase. The event runs through August 31. 

The backpacks will be donated to at-risk Chicago youth in our Pop-Up Workshop program! 

Pop-Up Workshops
Pop-up workshops address low self-esteem in at-risk middle school girls, one of the largest issues facing girls in America. Pop-up workshops empower students to boost their self-esteem.  Students learn about:

  • The link between self-esteem and the way we dress
  • Self-expression vs. self-objectification
  • Reclaiming their individuality by finding their personal style

The program incentivizes students to attend school more regularly by giving them access to the MFO pop-up boutique, a temporary store constructed in a school classroom where students can 'shop' for clothing at no cost. Every student chooses an outfit [six or more articles of clothing) that makes her feel confident and represents her individuality.