After a delay last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oak Park and River Forest Township Youth Services staff and committee are coordinating a “Back-to-School Supply Drive” to help students prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.

The supplies will be distributed free of charge to youth in the community at our drive-thru event. Online orders may be placed through Amazon and will be directly shipped to Oak Park Township at 105 S. Oak Park Ave. There is also a donation box at the township office available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note the township is currently not open to the general public; please see our website for updates. We are following COVID-19 protocols to keep staff and community members safe.

We are collecting brand new paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, folders, and more to distribute to all school-age youth in the Oak Park and River Forest communities. Your donation will help bridge the budgetary gap for school supplies and eliminate the stress of students not being prepared for school. Cash donations and Amazon gift cards will also be gratefully accepted. Please hand-deliver to Oak Park Township Receptionist Keara Scott. There will be a drive-thru event on Aug. 20 to distribute the school supplies.

If you have any questions about the Back-to-School Supply Drive fundraiser and how you can submit your donations, please contact Youth Services at 708-445-2727 or email mgale@oakparktownship.org. Thank you in advance for helping to ensure our students are prepared for the first day of school.

Oak Park Township Youth Services

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