It’s August and the first day of school has arrived. Starting school can be an exciting time in a child’s life, but can you imagine not having a notebook or backpack to start the school year?
Hundreds of foster children in Southern Illinois are starting the school year without the necessary supplies for success. By donating any of the following items you can help a foster child be prepared for school.
Please consider donating any of the items from the list below or general school supplies for children in Kindergarten through high school.
- Composition or regular notebooks*
- Two pocket folders
- #2 pencils
- Large glue sticks
- Plastic pencil boxes
- Boxes of 24 Crayola crayons
- Washable markers
- Gallon size Ziploc bags
- Kleenex tissues
*Items needed most.
Items may be dropped off Monday, August 22nd through Friday, August 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at any of the following regional offices:
8601 W. Main Street, Suite 201, Belleville, IL 62223
10286 Fleming Road, Carterville, IL 62918
645 Berkshire Boulevard, East Alton, IL 62024
Please contact Ashlee Lambert at Ashlee.Lambert@caritasfamily.org or 618.213.8714 with any additional questions. Thank you for your continued support of our agency and those we serve!