Contact: Dominique Hickman, Youth Services Girls On The Rise Supervisor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2021
“BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE” HELD THROUGH AUGUST 6TH
COORDINATED BY OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST TOWNSHIPS YOUTH SERVICES
After a delay last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oak Park and River Forest Township Youth Services staff and Committee are coordinating a “Back-to-School Supply Drive” to help students be prepared for the 2021-2022 school year. The supplies will be distributed free-of-charge to youth in the community at our drive thru event. Online orders may be placed through Amazon at this wishlist link and they will be directly shipped to Oak Park Township at 105 S. Oak Park Avenue. There is also a donation box at the Township office that is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the Township is currently not open to the general public; please see our website for updates. We are following COVID-19 protocols to keep staff and community members safe.
We are collecting brand new paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, folders, and more to distribute to all school aged youth in the Oak Park and River Forest communities. Your donation will help bridge the budgetary gap for school supplies and eliminate the stress of students not being prepared for school. Cash donations and Amazon gift cards will also be gratefully accepted. Please hand deliver to Oak Park Township Receptionist Keara Scott. There will be a drive thru event on August 20th to distribute the school supplies.
If you have any questions about the Back-to-School Supply drive thru fundraiser and how you can submit your donations, please contact Youth Services at (708) 445 - 2727 or email email@example.com. Thank you in advance for helping to ensure our students are prepared for the first day of school.
The Youth Services staff are trained in social work, trauma, and social justice. Each person brings unique style and experience to the team that enables them to work with many different youth concerns.
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