Senator Steans


Dear Friends,


I am proud to work with State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Alderman Harry Osterman once again to collect school supplies for low-income children in the neighborhood. The seventh annual "Sponsor-a-Student" is a partnership with Care for Real (Edgewater's food and clothing pantry), Howard Area Community Center, Housing Opportunity for Women and Family Matters to provide school supplies for children in Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown.


Students need a wide variety of supplies. Donors will sign up to sponsor a student, and each child will receive either an elementary school or high school bag filled with supplies. In addition, individual supplies such as pencils, pens, glue, scissors and backpacks will be accepted. Gift cards to stores selling school supplies are also welcomed and will be used to purchase supplies for students. Donations and backpacks received earlier than the end date are greatly appreciated to ensure students receive their supplies before the school year starts. The drive ends on Wednesday, August 20th. Thank you for your help!


Click here to sign up for the drive


Donations can be dropped off at:

Office of State Senator Heather Steans - 5533 N. Broadway Chicago | Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm

Brightview Care Center - 4538 N. Beacon St. Chicago | Mon-Fri, 8:30am-7pm

Mid America Care Center - 4920 N. Kenmore Ave Chicago | Mon-Fri, 8:30am-7pm Sat & Sun, 9am-4pm

Bridgeview Bank - 1058 W Bryn Mawr Ave Chicago | Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat 9am-1pm

Sol Cafe - 1615 W Howard St Chicago|Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-5pm

Alternatively, this Saturday and Sunday, we will be collecting school supplies at the Glenwood Arts Fest. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 773-769-1717.


Heather Steans
Senator Heather Steans
7th District – Illinois



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773-769-1717 (Phone) • 773-769-6901 (Fax)


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