District 186 school supply giveaway happening Monday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
District 186 is hosting their second ever school supply giveaway Monday.
Volunteers spent Friday sorting through thousands of donated items.
Supplies came from our Stuff the Bus event, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum's backpack drive and several other community donations.
Low-income families can come shop for school supplies at no cost.
They have everything from backpacks to art supplies to pens and pencils and more.
"We want to make sure that kids have an opportunity to pick out the colors that they're drawn to or they type of notebook or the special backpack that will mean something to them,” District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill said. “So we hope everybody that needs those supplies can come out and be a part of that program."
The school supply giveaway is at Grant Middle School.
It starts at 9 a.m. Monday and lasts until supplies run out.
Students must attend District 186 to get the supplies.