School Supplies Needed for ‘Pack the Bus’ Donation Drive

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A local student spearheaded a fundraiser to help provide students with the school supplies they need. 

Pack the Bus will take place on Aug. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Super Target in Schaumburg, 2621 W. Schaumburg Rd.

Donations can also be brought to the Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Additionally, donations are also being accepted via PayPal and GameWorks at 601 N. Martingale Rd., in Schaumburg. Top school supplies needed include pens, glue sticks, pencils, spirals, and folders. 

A note from the student organizer:

My name is Maya and I am an incoming 6th grader at MacArthur School. I saw that our district was having trouble giving school supplies to children who cannot afford them. I wanted to find a way to give children school supplies in order to have all the things to have a good education. So, I met with Terri McHugh, Jennifer Waldorf and Diana Nelson to talk to them about giving school supplies to kids in need. I had heard of a “pack the bus” with school supplies from the town that I was born in and they really liked the idea. Now I can finally help the students in need with school supplies. So please come out to Target and help the kids in need.

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