WIN Home Inspection Headquartered in Chicago Gives Back to the Local Community Through Backpack Drive


July 29, 2022 – WIN Home Inspection recently turned a local park into a hub of generosity, where team members from the Chicago-area gathered to pack over 60 backpacks full of essential school supplies. The backpacks, brimming with notebooks, pens and pencils, pencil cases, markers, glue sticks, and hand sanitizer, among other school supplies, were then donated to the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (CCAC). The drive aimed to help local kids kick off the school year on the right foot, equipping them with the school supplies they need for a successful academic year.

“What an incredibly humbling experience to come together as a family to support the children in the community where we live and work,” said Praful Mittal, CEO of WIN Home Inspection. “Education is the stepping stone to a brighter future, and through this backpack drive, we were glad to provide these students with the tools they need to succeed."

The CCAC is the city’s only non-profit organization that combines the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts, and mental health clinicians under one roof. The CCAC provides vital family advocacy, crisis intervention services, and mental health therapy free of charge, paving the way for children and families to begin the healing process. Since their inception in 2001, they have served over 46,000 children in Chicago.

“I’m so happy to be able to do my part in ensuring that Chicago’s students are off to a great start this school year,” said Abby Firmstone, Senior Marketing Specialist at WIN Home Inspection. “Through WINCares, we’re able to help local students focus on their schoolwork and education, and not have to worry about how they’re going to get school supplies.”

This backpack drive aligns perfectly with the launch of our philanthropic program, WINCares, which aims to serve our communities, support our veterans, and build a brighter future for the next generation. We are deeply grateful to all our team members and everyone who supported us in making this backpack drive a success. As we continue to expand our home inspection services across the country, we remain committed to enriching our communities through our WINCares initiatives.

About WINCares

Founded in 2022, WINCares is a philanthropic program created to embrace our responsibility to give back to the communities in which we live and serve. WINCares aligns with the core values of WIN Home Inspection and focuses on supporting local and national non-profit organizations to build a brighter future for the next generation. Through hands-on volunteerism and fundraising efforts, we have been honored to support organizations including Homes For Our Troops, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, and Fisher House. While WIN has kept community service at the forefront of our business for the last 30 years, WINCares is a culmination of WIN's overall mission and is our way of ensuring we leave the world a little better than we found it.

About WIN Home Inspection

Founded in 1993, WIN Home Inspection is the #1 home inspection company in the U.S. With more than 270 locations across 45 states, WIN has been providing essential home inspection services to home buyer, sellers, and homeowners nationwide. For the last 30 years, WIN has been transforming the home inspection industry with innovative techniques, the latest tools and technologies, and exceptional customer service.