July 11, 2012 11:40AM
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:21AM
School supply donations sought
PLAINFIELD —The neighborhood advocacy organization will host a school supply drive to aid local families on Aug. 4.
More than 17 percent of the 29,000 students in the Plainfield School District come from low-income households.
Those who donate items will have an opportunity to tour the oldest schoolhouse that is remaining in northern Illinois.
The 1847 structure was given to the Plainfield School District by the Olsen family and restored by members of the VPA.
Lunch will be available for purchase during the school supply collection event as well.
Donations of school supplies will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the schoolhouse, on Howard Street between Renwick Road and Route 30, adjacent to Bonnie McBeth Early Learning Center.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center gets grant for home repairs
JOLIET — Will County Center for Community Concerns, a not-for-profit community action agency, received a $2,000 grant from the First Midwest Bank in support of the Home Repair Program.
Through the Home Repair Program, the center provides needed home repairs, helping low-income homeowners turn around their substandard housing conditions, comply with building codes, and stay in their homes indefinitely.
“We are grateful for the generous support that the First Midwest Bank has provided,” said Kris White, executive director of the center.
For information on the center and its programs, visit www.wcccc.net or call 815-722-0722.
Church collecting school supplies
NEW LENOX — Seeds to Succeed is a back-to-school event to kick off a positive, successful school year for students sponsored by the United Methodist Church.
Members of the community are encouraged to donate basic supplies such as pencils, crayons, glue and pocket folders.
The supplies will be collected at the school until Aug. 5. The donated items will then be give to the Ford Heights School District.