In today's newsletter, Ald. Osterman says that the deadline has been extended for collecting backpacks with school supplies for elementary and high school students in the 48th Ward. For details, see here.
The school supply drive sponsored by Friends of the 46th Ward Schools continues.
So many schools have been hit with budget cuts in Uptown that every pencil counts. We have a lot of students who are homeless and many more whose families can't afford to send them to school with everything they need. The alternatives are that they go without, or teachers buy what they can out of their salaries.
If you can help with supplies like notebooks, paper, highlighters and index cards, or with such basics as hand sanitizer and toilet paper, it would be greatly appreciated. You can drop off supplies at the designated locations, make a monetary donation, or order via Amazon.
Thank you for your generosity.