School supplies needed for Hanover Township Backpack Distribution

Hanover Township is gearing up for its annual Backpack Distribution and is once again asking the community for donations of new 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, pens and glue sticks. Donations of retail gift cards to use for the purchasing of school supply items are appreciated, as well as any donation of supplies.

Last year, 1,285 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 Youth Center, 899 Jay St., in Elgin.

This year's Backpack Distribution will begin Tuesday, Aug. 8, and run through Friday, Aug. 11, by appointment. Proof of residency is required with a limit of one backpack per child.

Registration is required. To register, visit Backpacks are available while supplies last.

For information, contact the Astor Avenue Community Center at (630) 540-9085.

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