UPTOWN — The Friends of the 46th Ward Schools group is once again collecting supplies for neighborhood schools.
Those interested in helping out the neighborhood schools can help in a few different ways. A list of needed items is online. You can drop new items off at the 46th Ward office in person; purchase needed items online to be delivered to the office or donate money to be used towards school supplies, according to a newsletter from Ald. James Cappleman (46th).
"Our state budget has schools doing more with less funding, which means resources to help students with few school supplies are stretched now more than ever," the alderman said in the newsletter. "Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated."
The donations will benefit McCutcheon Elementary, Brennemann Elementary, Courtenay Elementary, Uplift High School, Disney Magnet Elementary and Greeley Elementary School, according to the Friends of the 46th Ward Schools.
Friends of the 46th Ward Schools works "to enhance quality public education opportunities for students" in the ward "by facilitating community participation in public education, improving communication between schools, parents, and community members, and by seeking resources to support the education of our community’s children," according to its website.
Donations can be dropped off at the 46th Ward Office, 4544 N. Broadway, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Mondays and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
Donations will be accepted through Labor Day, according to the Friends of the 46th Ward website.