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posted: 7/22/2013 1:32 PM

Catholic Charities seeks school supply donations

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As many families this summer rush to the stores to take advantage of various back-to-school deals, Catholic Charities urges the community to consider those unable to do so.

Every school year, many low-income families are unable to provide their children things like notebooks, backpacks, and even pencils. But every year, Catholic Charities in Lake County provides support to these families via its School Supplies Project.

Through this program, Catholic Charities collects and distributes supplies to families participating in its programs and in the community at large. You can help by organizing a school drive and collecting supplies from families, friends, neighbors, or churches.

These supplies should be delivered to the Catholic Charities location at 671 Lewis Ave., Waukegan, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. All these supplies should be delivered no later than Aug. 9.

With help from the community, Catholic Charities aims to ensure that each child will have the tools they need to start the school year and prepare them for academic success. Label supplies according to the grade levels below:

General Supply List for Primary Grades (K-5)

• Backpack

• 1 package of no. 2 pencils

• 1 pencil sharpener

• Glue sticks

• 1 notebook (wide 100 sheets)

• 1 box of crayons

• 1 roll of Scotch tape

• 1 pair of scissors

• Pocket folders

• 1 box of markers

• Erasers

• 1 ruler

• 1 package of wide-ruled loose leaf paper

• 1 box of tissue

General Supply List for Middle Grades (6-8)

• Backpack

• 1 package no. 2 pencils

• 1 box of colored pencils

• Glue Sticks

• Spiral Notebook

• 1 package of loose leaf paper

• Blue or black pens

• Ruler

• Pocket folders

• 1 box of markers

• Protractor

• 1 pack of 100 index cards

• 1 package of highlighters

• 1 box of crayons

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