Project Backpack collects propagandize reserve for low-income kids – Elgin Courier …
July 11, 2015 - School Supplies
Elgin Community College and a partners are seeking for donations for this year’s Project Backpack, that collects propagandize reserve for low-income students who attend Elgin School District U46, Algonquin-based School District 300 or ECC.
An Elgin Community College mouthpiece pronounced donated propagandize reserve will be supposed by Friday, Jul 31 during several locations. The reserve will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a Building J Spartan Events Center on a college’s categorical campus, during 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
Supplies are perceived by donations from individuals, retailers, churches and village organizations. Students who yield explanation of residency or enrollment in Districts 300, U46 or during ECC for tumble 2015 are authorised to accept supplies. Backpacks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with a extent of one trek per student. Representatives from a operation of village agencies and services also will be accessible during a eventuality to assistance people in need.
Since 2010, some-more than 10,000 backpacks have been distributed. Last year’s eventuality saw tighten to 2,000 backpacks handed out, and 4,500 people attending. The college also partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank, provision families with 3,000 bags of nonperishable food items. That partnership will continue again this year.
Donations of a following reserve are needed:
Two-pocket folders, plain tone only
One-subject notebooks, far-reaching rule, plain tone only
Packs of lax leaf/filler paper, 150/200 count, far-reaching rule
Packages of yellow wood, customary No. 2 pencils, 10 count
Scissors, gender-neutral color
Glue sticks, 0.21 ounce
Rulers, timber or gender-neutral color
Packs of 24-count crayons, Crayola preferred
The donations will be collected during a following locations:
Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S. LaFox St., South Elgin
Community Crisis Center. Call 847-697-2380 for information.
District U46 Educational Services Center, in a second-floor accepting area, during 355 E. Chicago St., Elgin
Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, 31 S. Grove Ave., Elgin
Elgin Community College, Building B Student Life Office, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin
Elgin Township Supervisor’s Office, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin, 1140 N. McLean Blvd., Suite 1, Elgin
United Way of Elgin, 1797 N. LaFox St., South Elgin
Elgin YWCA, 220 E. Chicago St., Elgin
Project Backpack is sponsored by Elgin Community College’s Office of Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Student Government, Faculty Association and ECCP3, and a Community Crisis Center, a Kane County Regional Office of Education, Kane County Teachers Credit Union, School Districts U46 and 300, and United Way of Elgin.
For some-more information, hit a ECC Student Life Office during 847-214-7370 or revisit project-backpack.org. For information in Spanish, call 847-695-8686.
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