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Donate School Supplies through People's Resource Center this week

Jul 29, 2019 11:59AM ● By Hannah Ott

DuPage County - In August, People's Resource Center (PRC) becomes the school supply headquarters for over 800 low-income families in DuPage County. Each year, with generous donations from the community, PRC is able to provide everything from backpacks to spiral notebooks to students at no cost. 

These next few days (now through July 31) are the final days when PRC locations in Wheaton and Westmont will collect new supplies for children and distribute them to pre-selected families in mid-August.

“Helping the kids who come in to pick out backpacks is one of my favorite things to do every year,” says Tonya Latson, PRC’s Director of Social Services. “The younger children are so excited and proud as they walk out with the bag of their choice! Last year a little 6-year-old girl proudly claimed a bag featuring her favorite female Star Wars Jedi hero and she showed it to everyone she saw on her way out (including stopping in offices!) Seeing their happy and excited faces is a wonderful experience.”

To host a supply drive, like the one that the Westmont Chamber organized, visit along with the wish list of supplies. You will also find posters to personalize on the website. Whatever PRC receives will go directly to schoolchildren in need.

Donations can be delivered by July 31 to the following locations:

Image provided by PRC

Source: PRC via Susan Manning 630-384-1355