With the start of school approaching Project Kid Kare has started their campaign to collect new school supplies. Project Kid Kare has been helping students have the necessary school supplies to succeed in school for 20 years. Supplies can be dropped off at Dollar General Stores and the Benld Library.
Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Checks can be mailed to Project Kid Kare c/o Donna Easton, 340 Kelly Street, Gillespie IL 62033.
School supplies are available to all students and teachers during the school year. In addition to new book bags, the program will also accept gently used book bags and lunch boxes. Three events are being held to collect supplies and funds. On Sunday, July 21 the Band of Brothers MC will hold a family-friendly ride beginning at Besserman’s Superbowl at 11 am. Participants can donate a book bag and supplies or $20 to participate. On August 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heritage Health will be collecting supplies and providing a free lunch to donors. Lastly, Project Kid Kare will also benefit from a dine-in night at Amore’ in Benld at a future date.