school supplies 052622CREST HILL – To ensure children in Will County have access to school supplies this fall, State Senator Eric Mattson and Representative Dagmara Avelar are hosting a school supply drive through the end of June.

The drive will help support students at Fairmont School District.

“Students should not lose out on educational opportunities due to a lack of school supplies,” said Mattson (D-Joliet). “This school supply drive serves as a small investment that will make a meaningful impact in assisting students across our communities in achieving their full potential.” 

Donations will be accepted from now until June 30, and can be dropped off at Mattson’s office at 20660 Caton Farm Road, Unit D in Crest Hill or Avelar’s office at 623 East Boughton Rd., Suite 130 in Bolingbrook.

"When students have the school supplies they need, they can fully engage in the classroom and get the most out of their education," said Avelar (D-Bolingbrook). "A donation as simple as a few notebooks or other school supplies can make a serious difference in the academic careers of our students, so I encourage everyone to donate what they can."

They are accepting the following new items:

  • Backpacks and pencil cases
  • Notebooks, graph paper and wide ruled paper 
  • Glue sticks and washable glue
  • Crayons, colored pencils, highlighters, markers and rulers

People with questions or concerns can call Mattson’s office at (815) 207-4445 or Avelar’s office at (815) 372-0085.