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School district asking public to donate personal care items

10/15/2015, 11:18 a.m.
The items will be distributed to people in need on Support Day for Families in Transition, sponsored by the Will ...
Donated personal care items can be dropped off at sites in New Lenox and Romeoville for distribution at Bolingbrook High School on Nov. 7.

Valley View School District 365U provided this news release:

Valley View School District 365U is seeking donations of personal care items for the annual Support Day for Families in Transition, which be held at Bolingbrook High School from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7.

The event is designed to help ease the stresses on local families forced from their homes by economic hardship by helping to meet a variety of their needs and acquainting them with services for which they may be eligible, such as financial counseling and health care availability.

Organizers are seeking donations of personal care items, such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, mouth wash, soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, tissues, cotton balls, feminine napkins, hand sanitizer and cotton swabs. Cash donations are also welcome.

Donations should be dropped off during normal business hours at the Will County Regional Office of Education, 702 W. Maple St., New Lenox or at the VVSD Administration Center, 755 Dalhart, Romeoville.

The deadline to drop off contributions is Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Support Day for Families in Transition is sponsored by the Will County Regional Office of Education and Regional Superintendent of Schools Shawn Walsh, in cooperation with the Du Page County Area Project (Du Cap), Du Page Township and Valley View School District 365U.

For more information, contact Ron O’Connor, McKinney-Vento Liaison for Will County, at 815-740-4787 or email roconnor@willcountyillinois.com, or Kathy Batistich, Community Outreach for Valley View District at 815-886-2700 or email batistichkm@vvsd.org.