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Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

How to Support NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago School Supplies Drive This Summer

This July, join us as we support our Chicago-area schools

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    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC’s annual School Supply Drive, aiding the Boys and Girls’ Clubs of Chicago, has generated a lot of donations, and NBC 5’s Maria Elena Ponticiello has more on how residents have pitched in to help the cause. (Published Friday, July 28, 2017)

    All too often, kids don’t have the school supplies — pens, paper, notebooks and more — that they need to succeed in school. Teachers struggle to fill the gap without the resources they need.

    So July 17-28, join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago as we host a school supply drive across the Chicago area and suburbs. Donations will benefit students in programs at Boys & Girls Clubs and Community In Schools locations across our area.

    Though the donation period ends July 28, if you still want to participate, monetary donations can be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities In Schools in the Chicago area.

    Supporting Our Schools Drop-Off Locations

    Supporting Our Schools

    This July we're Supporting Our Schools by collecting supplies and donations to help students and teachers get access to the materials they need to have a successful school year. Learn how to donate.

    You can drop off school supply donations at more than 200 locations, including at T-Mobile, Carson’s and Xfinity stores. Several Metra locations will provide drop off locations July 25-27. Click here for a full list of donation locations.

    Need ideas of what to donate? See the wish list of school supplies below. If you can’t make it to a location near you, you can still make a difference by donating funds directly to Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities In Schools in the Chicago area to help local kids in need start the school year off right.

    Special thanks to the following for their partnership on this project: T-Mobile, Carson’s, Xfinity, Metra, Aramark, and Chicago Public Schools. Thank you for Making A Difference.

    School Supply Wish List 

    • 3-RING BINDERS

    • BACKPACKS

    • BLACK, BLUE AND RED PENS

    • COLORED PENCILS

    • COMPOSITION BOOKS

    • CRAYONS

    • DRAWING COMPASSES

    • ERASERS

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    For the "Supporting Our Schools" school supplies and donations drive, we asked Olympians to tell us about their favorite back-to-school items.

    (Published Sunday, June 25, 2017)

    • GLUE STICKS

    • GRAPH PAPER

    • GRAPHING CALCULATORS

    • HIGHLIGHTERS

    • INDEX CARDS

    • LOOSE-LEAF PAPER

    • LUNCH BOXES OR LUNCH SACKS

    • MARKERS

    • ORGANIZERS/PLANNERS

    • PAGE PROTECTORS

    • PENCIL CASES

    • PENCIL SHARPERNERS

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    [NATL] How Crayola Crayons Are Made

    Ever wondered how Crayola Crayons are made? We go through the entire process and share some surprising facts about how many crayons are made every year.

    (Published Sunday, June 25, 2017)

    • PENCILS

    • POCKET FOLDERS

    • PROTRACTORS

    • RULERS

    • SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS

    • SCISSORS

    • SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS

    • STAPLERS

    • STICKY NOTES

    • TISSUES

    • WHITE SCHOOL GLUE

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