Needy students to benefit from ECC Project Backpack
- July 6, 2012
- Peggy Jacob
Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Monday, July 30, at several area locations. This is the initiative’s third year; more than 1,850 students were helped in 2011.
Supplies will be distributed Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECC’s Spartan Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, to students who provide proof of residency or school enrollment in District 300, District U-46 or ECC for fall 2011; limit one backpack per student.
Donations of the following school supplies are sought:
• Folders (two pocket, solid colors only)
• Notebooks (one subject, wide rule, solid colors only)
• Packs of loose leaf/filler paper (150/200 count, wide rule)
• Packages of pencils (10 count, standard No. 2, yellow wood)
• Black pens
• Scissors (gender neutral)
• Glue sticks (0.21 oz.)
• Rulers (wood or gender-neutral color)
• Packs of crayons (24 count/Crayola preferred)
• Gender-neutral backpacks
In addition to ECC, donations are being collected at the following locations:
Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, 355 Dundee Ave., Elgin
Community Crisis Center, call 847-697-2380 for donation information
Delnor Hospital, Health and Wellness Cntr, 296 Randall Road, Geneva
All District 300 schools
District U-46, Educational Services Center – Second Flr Reception Area, 355 E Chicago St.
Downtown Neighborhood Association, 2 Douglas Ave., Elgin
Elgin Comm College, Building B, Student Life Office, 1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin
Elgin Township, Supervisor Office, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin
Kane County Teachers Credit Union, 111 S. Hawthorne St., Elgin
Lake in the Hills Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills
Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Main Visitors Entrance, 77 N. Airlite St., Elgin
Sherman Hospital, 1425 N. Randall Rd., Elgin
United Way of Elgin, 1797 North LaFox St., South Elgin
YWCA Elgin, 220 E. Chicago St., Elgin
For more information, contact the ECC Student Life Office at 847-214-7370. For information in Spanish, call 847-695-8686.
Contact: Kristophere’ Owens