Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
2013 United Way Day of Action
Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 21, 2013
Help us to send kids to school this fall with the supplies needed for a successful school year. For many families in southern Illinois, back-to school shopping is rife with anxiety and fear as parents wonder how they will ever be able to provide the necessary supplies for all of their children. These families are often facing extreme financial difficulty. The public, whether business, workplace, church, organization or individual, are asked to join with United Way of Southern Illinois and Gum Drops to gather donations to help fill a school bus. All collections will be divided among the schools in Franklin, Williamson, and Saline counties, and Carbondale.Return to event list.
You can take ACTION to help by purchasing supplies listed here on Friday, June 21st and dropping them off at any donation collection site. These sites will also be collecting supplies throughout the summer if you cannot do it on June 21st. You can also make a monetary donation to the program to help offset the costs of the supplies that we purchase to make sure there is enough to go around. Please send checks to the United Way of Southern Illinois at P.O. Box 1901, Marion, IL 62959.
Drop Off Locations:
*United Way of Southern Illinois
1301 Enterprise Way, Marion, (next to Rural King),
*Saline County Chamber of Commerce
*Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
400 E. Main St, Carbondale; www.hopewellmb.org
Shanell Burrows at 618-529-3975
You can also organize a donation drive at your own workplace—contact United Way of Southern Illinois. This is an easy way to get coworkers involved in making a difference in southern Illinois.
Items needed: School Boxes, Highlighters, Single Subject Notebooks, Glue (sticks or bottle), Pens (red, black & blue), 3 Subject Notebooks, #2 Lead Pencils, 3-ring Binders, 5 Subject Notebooks, Erasers, Pocket Folders, Loose Leaf Paper, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Backpacks, Scissors , 12 inch Rulers,
Individual Serving Sizes: Applesauce, Pudding Packs, Fruit Cups, Oatmeal, Ramen Noodle Soups, Chef Boyardee,
General Classroom/Teacher Items: Tissues, Paper Towels, Antibacterial Wipes, Storage Bags (zip top), Hand Sanitizer, Art Supplies, Socks & Underwear (Pre-K & Kindergarten), Band-Aids
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