Carbondale High School gets backpack grant - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Carbondale High School gets backpack grant

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CARBONDALE -- The Illinois Education Association awarded Carbondale Community High School with a $500 grant. 

The money will allow teacher Jenna Jamieson to host her 2nd annual Backpacks for Success initiative.

The project is in collaboration with Circle K of SIU. 

They provide backpacks and school supplies to students in need in the Carbondale area. 

Jamieson said they need all the donations they can get, because the need is always growing. 

"We need more backpacks," she said. "There are a lot of students, there are a lot of backpacks that come through these hallways. They have a lot of books to put in them, and they can't keep up with the workload that they need to carry in that backpack."

The drive will take place during the month of February. 

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