New school supplies for disadvantaged children will be collected until Friday, Aug. 9 at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg and the Hoffman Estates Branch, 1550 Hassell Rd. A collection box labeled Tools for Success is located in the collection areas of both library's lobbies.
The library is joining forces with the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the community-wide collection to provide necessary supplies for children whose families cannot afford to purchase them. Donated school supplies will be distributed anonymously through school personnel.
Items needed for the collection include: loose-leaf paper with a three-hole punch, ballpoint pens, calculators (scientific models), pocket folders, scissors, colored markers and pencils, Crayola crayons (48 pack), highlighters, Number-two pencils, spiral notebooks and three-ring binders. Students also need rulers, glue sticks and bottles, backpacks, flash cards for addition and subtraction, tissues. Please note this collection is for new items only.