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Friends of 46th Ward Schools Collecting Supplies For Start of School Year

By Josh McGhee | August 12, 2015 5:27am
 The group will donate the school supplies to public schools in the 46th Ward.
The group will donate the school supplies to public schools in the 46th Ward.
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UPTOWN — A local nonprofit is holding a school drive for all the public schools in the 46th Ward.

Friends of the 46th Ward Schools is partnering with Ald. James Cappleman (46th) to collect school supplies for students at Courtenay Language Arts Center, Brenneman Elementary School, Walt Disney Magnet School, Greeley Elementary School, McCutcheon Elementary School and Uplift Community High School.

"We organize the drive each year to ensure that the students in our 46th Ward schools, a majority of them coming from low-income families, are prepared to start the school year with the tools they need to succeed," said Shelly Tozzi, president of Friends of the 46th Ward School.

Suggested donations include: hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, toilet paper, primary pencils, #2 pencils, 24-pack of crayons, glue sticks, washable markers, composition notebooks, folders, calculators, pencil pouches and calculators.

Donations can be dropped off at Cappleman's office at 4544 N. Broadway on Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or bought online using their Amazon wish list. Additional drop off points may be added on their website later.

Donations will be accepted starting Wednesday. All donations are given to the schools for distribution and will not be distributed by anyone at the alderman's office.

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