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The Human Impact of Project Reach Donations

Project Reach

“Thanks to all of the generous donations from Project Reach, our homeless students received new book bags with packets of paper, notebooks, pens, pencils and calculators! We were able to stock the English department with Ayn Rand’s book; the library with The Great Books; the counseling and college lab with college and scholarship resource books; the math department with protractors and calculators. We also hosted a school-wide jeopardy contest (with college related questions offcourse) and prized winners with gym bags and book bags filled with lanyards, school supplies, and more!”

Yaneth Bello
College and Career Coach
Bronzeville Scholastic Institute, 2010 Project Reach Recipient

Project Reach is our professional organization’s service project and the recipient of this year’s award will be announced at the IACAC annual conference, Going the Extra Mile for Students. We hope to touch the lives of many students by collecting and donating school supplies and college counseling items to a high school (or high schools) in need.  We encourage IACAC members to donate new school supplies that are appropriate for high school-aged students/classrooms. Donations will be collected at each of the seven District Seminars held throughout the state in March 2011 and at the Annual Conference in Itasca from May 4-6, 2011.

Project Reach Recipient, Yaneth Bello, Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

Although the District Seminars are weeks away, it’s never too early to set up a Project Reach collections box in your office for this year’s donations. Every bit helps and when we collectively put our donations together we can have a great impact on a school in need!

Below is a sample list of school supplies that we are looking for this year’s Project Reach donation:Donated Project Reach books

  • Backpacks, book bags, pencil cases
  • Pens, pencils, copy paper, construction paper, note pads, spiral notebooks
  • Markers, highlighters, folders, calendars
  • Gift cards to Office Max/Depot, Target, etc.
  • College guide books (as your office gets ready to recycle a previous version)
  • College posters and pennants.

Please feel free to contact either of the Project Reach co-chairs directly if you have questions:

Jean Burke
Marquette University
(414) 288-7013

John Zimmerman
Western Illinois University
(309) 298-3157

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