Back-to-school donations needed for District 59 in-need students
Elk Grove Township established the Back to School Blast Off! program in the summer of 2016 to ensure in-need District 59 families could provide their children with needed supplies at the start of the school year.
Elk Grove Township is accepting school supply donations now through July 31 at 11 locations throughout the township. Supplies will be distributed to children before the 2019-2020 school year begins.
"This program allows children to focus on what is important, which is being prepared to learn on the very first day of school," said Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney.
"Back to School Blast Off! helps to make sure that a lack of financial resources does not have an impact on a child's education."
Among the most needed items for donations are: earbuds, composition notebooks (small black and white, hard cover), pencils (mechanical or regular), pencil boxes/pencil pouches, folders (waterproof), erasers, spiral notebooks, scissors, plastic pencils/crayon boxes, markers/pens and glue sticks.
Drop-off locations are listed below and divided by the village they are located in:
• Elk Grove Township, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road
• Parkway Bank, 1408 W. Algonquin Road
Elk Grove Village:
• Parkway Bank, 951 Meacham Road
• Community Consolidated School District 59, 1001 Leicester Road
• Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road
• Saint Julian Eymard Catholic Church, 601 Biesterfield Road
• Elk Grove Park District Hattendorf Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd.
• Elk Grove Park District Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave.
• Shinnyo-en Chicago, 120 E. Devon Ave.
• Prince of Peace UMC, 1400 Arlington Heights Road
• Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy.
School supplies can be dropped off at any of the above locations through July 31 during normal business hours.
For information, visit elkgrovetownship.com/back-to-school-blast-off-2/ or call (847) 437-0300 and ask for Director of General Assistance Lisa Menich.
• Submit 'Your News' at www.dailyherald.com/share.