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Wheaton Rotary Club, Chamber fill backpacks for kids in need

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  • Wheaton Rotary Club and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members filled more than 150 donated backpacks for kids in need Wednesday following a luncheon at Arrowhead Country Club in Wheaton. Angela Adkins, second right, and Heather Coulter, right, grab donated supplies for their backpacks.

       Wheaton Rotary Club and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members filled more than 150 donated backpacks for kids in need Wednesday following a luncheon at Arrowhead Country Club in Wheaton. Angela Adkins, second right, and Heather Coulter, right, grab donated supplies for their backpacks.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Lori Behla, center, chats with Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials Donna Kozica, left, and Joanne Panopoulos, right, as backpacks are stuffed with donated school supplies by members of the Wheaton Rotary Club and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The backpacks will be donated to kids in need in DuPage County later this month.

       Lori Behla, center, chats with Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials Donna Kozica, left, and Joanne Panopoulos, right, as backpacks are stuffed with donated school supplies by members of the Wheaton Rotary Club and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The backpacks will be donated to kids in need in DuPage County later this month.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

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.

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.

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