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State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Harry Osterman, Alderman Mary Ann Smith, and St. Ita’s Church are partnering once again to collect school supplies for low-income children in the neighborhood. The third annual “Sponsor-a-student” is a partnership with Care for Real – Edgewater’s food and clothing pantry, and other local non-profits to provide school supplies for children in Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown.

Students need a wide variety of supplies, which differs at each school. Donors will sign up to sponsor a student and will receive the student’s grade, age, gender, and the school supply list for that particular student. The bags, on average cost $75, but less expensive lists are available as well. The drive ends on August 19.

To participate or for more information, e-mail jen@heathersteans.com or call 773-769-1717.

In addition, don’t forget our local teachers! Visit our teacher wish list at http://www.senatorsteans.com/teacherwishlist/ to help teachers start the year with the supplies they need. Dry erase markers, copier paper, pens, and pencils are in high demand at your local school!


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