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A partnership between Evanston/Skokie School District 65, COPE (Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston) and the District 65 PTA Council will provide school supplies for students in need.

The Evanston Community Foundation awarded a $2,500 Community Catalyst grant to support this project.

L to R: Maria Allison, Chief Strategy Officer; Joyce Bartz, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services; Kristin James, PTA Council President; and Paul Perry, Special Services Supervisor, work with volunteers to distribute school supply kits in 2014.

donations welcome

Individuals and organizations are invited to make donations to reach this year's fundraising goal of $15,000. Approximately 36 percent of the district's students qualify for free lunch. The ECF grant and other funds raised will be used to purchase bulk school supplies for at least 600 students before the start of the school year August 24.

To donate on the Give Now page click on Other Fund(s) "View a full listing here" to select "School Supplies Fund" as illustrated below.