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School Supplies for Chicago's Disadvantaged Kids
$445 raised
89% of $500 goal
11 contributors
0 days left
Ended Aug 30, 2014
Some of you know that I've been trying find a way the past couple of weeks that I could serve the community. I found the idea of Kindness Kits (basically first aid and basic hygiene packs with a few snacks). In trying to pursue this, I began ...

Some of you know that I've been trying find a way the past couple of weeks that I could serve the community. I found the idea of Kindness Kits (basically first aid and basic hygiene packs with a few snacks). In trying to pursue this, I began speaking with some folks who are in service. I have some other ideas for later in the year.

Yesterday I was in the store to grab a few school supplies. Then I remembered a conversation I had with a friend. I decided that for the next month and a half, I would like to be of service by collecting money and purchasing school supplies and distributing them around the city to disadvantaged children. There are many organizations for me to contact to see when they will be having their back to school drives. I will also be contacting local masajid to provide supplies to them as well.

In discussing it with a community leader, he said it would be a logistical nightmare for me to try to coordinate collecting supplies from people and it would just be easier to solicit donations and do the shopping myself, then coordinate an event to sort and package the school supplies and get help with distribution. This makes the most sense to me.

I have already started collecting some items. I have a couple of lists from different schools around the city and will also be checking the CPS website to see what other things are needed.

Thank you for help. 

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