Chicago VA to provide needed school supplies
Employees at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center are teaming up with Volunteers of America Illinois to provide new school supplies to children who are homeless or in foster care.
Employees can help a child get off on a great start to the school year by donating a backpack and school supplies. The last two years, Jesse Brown VAMC collected nearly 50 percent of the items donated for this cause, and helped hundreds of schoolchildren get the year started on a positive note.
Employees can donate by following these directions:
Donations must be made by July 26.
Items needed include: pens, pencils, markers, crayons, highlighters, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, assignment notebooks, daily planners, dictionaries, thesaurus, calculators, and protractors.
For more information, contact Patrick Gleason, Chief, Jesse Brown VA Voluntary Service at (312) 569-6334 or via email at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org.