More than 150 students in need in DuPage County won't have to worry about getting some basic school supplies this year, thanks to donations gathered by the Wheaton Rotary Club and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.
Members from both organizations came together Wednesday for a luncheon at Arrowhead Country Club in Wheaton, where they also spent time filling the donated backpacks with pens, pencils, glue, scissors, rulers, notebooks and more.
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According to the Rotary Club's website, 1,200 backpacks were donated to the Humanitarian Service Project last year and 500 partially-filled backpacks were donated to Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200.
This year, it is estimated that Wheaton Rotary will donate a total of 1,700 backpacks for kids in need in DuPage County.