From now through August 23, 2012 you can help out Janesville kids in need by donating school supplies to the "McBuddies" School Supply Program. Donations are given to families through ECHO, an organization that is a non-profit, faith-community sponsored charity organization, serving low-income individuals and families in the city of Janesville.
Donations needed include 8-, 16- and 24-packs of crayons, colored and #2 pencils, rulers, wide and college ruled notebooks and notebook paper and pocket folders. Donations can be dropped off in Janesville at any McDonald's, Big Lots! store, Commercial Bank, Heartland Credit Union, K-Mart, Johnson Bank, Rock-Green Realtors® offices, Walgreens, or at ECHO.
There are students at every school that will benefit from this program, but the need is especially great at schools such as Jackson Elementary, Madison Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Washington Elementary and Wilson Elementary. Many students at the middle and high schools will be beneficiaries of your donations as well.
The school supply distribution will take place on August 24, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ECHO office, 65 S. High St. Volunteers are needed at the ECHO office for set up for the distribution Monday, August 20, 2012 through Thursday, August 23, 2012.
Thank you to this year's sponsors in the McBuddies School Supply Program!