School supplies needed for Hanover Township backpack distribution

  • Volunteer Dorese Bledsoe hands a backpack to a Hanover Township resident during a previous distribution event.

    Volunteer Dorese Bledsoe hands a backpack to a Hanover Township resident during a previous distribution event. Courtesy of Hanover Township

 
 
Updated 6/17/2021 9:17 AM

Hanover Township is gearing up for its annual Backpack Distribution and is once again asking the community for donations of school supplies and backpacks for Township youth returning to school in the fall.

Most needed items include: Backpacks, notebooks, loose leaf paper, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, flash drives, blue pens and glue sticks. Donations of gift cards to use for the purchasing of school supply items are appreciated, as well as any donation of supplies.

 

Last year, more than 1,306 backpacks filled with school supplies were given to township youth.

Supplies can be dropped off at the following Township locations: Town Hall, 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett; Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59 in Bartlett; Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center, 7431 Astor Ave., in Hanover Park and Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center, 899 Jay St., in Elgin.

This year's Backpack Distribution will begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 through Wednesday, Aug. 11, by appointment. Proof of residency is required with a limit of one backpack per child.

To register, visit www.hanover-township.org. Backpacks available while supplies last.

For information or questions regarding a donation, please contact the Astor Avenue Community Center at (630) 540-9085.

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