To strengthen the connection between students and military service members, 5th grade student leaders will be orchestrating and promoting donation drives at the School District leading up to Veterans' Day. Additionally, several students from Gary Elementary School have contributed their artistic talents to create pieces of artwork expressing gratitude to military members for their service. These artworks will be included with the multiple donation containers distributed at various schools and throughout the community.
"We hope that the community can rally behind our students so that we can all work together to support those who have given so much for us," stated Cruz.
While the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans' Freedom Commissary always appreciates items from their move-in housing supply list, the following items are currently in high demand:
Where to Donate:
Students from various Elementary School District 33 schools will be encouraged to donate items at their respective schools throughout the month of October. Residents and organizations interested in contributing to this worthy cause can also donate items at the following locations: