The Community Service Committee will once again be collecting school supplies for Chicago Hopes at the September 18th CALL Business Meeting. Chicago HOPES for Kids collaborates with schools, shelters, and communities to establish after-school shelter-based tutoring programs throughout the city. These sessions feature educational support and cultural enrichment activities for Chicago’s school-aged homeless children.
The Committee will also be collecting monetary donations to benefit Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food to elementary school children who are in households under the poverty line. The children receive a “backpack” with food at the end of each school week with enough food for the weekend, a time when many impoverished children go without eating because they aren’t receiving a school breakfast or lunch on those days.
Chicago Hopes Donation Wish List:
Scissors for elementary school age children
Glue or glue sticks
Crayons (boxes of 8 or 16)
Stapler and staples
Dry erase markers
The shelter program is also in need of paper cups, craft supplies, and paper towels.