Volunteers from Chicago give away hundreds of backpacks to needy students

Volunteers from Chicago give away hundreds of backpacks to needy students

A suburban community has given away hundreds of backpacks to the students in need. The backpacks include all supplies which are needed in school.

The volunteers put together 1200 backpacks at Nicholson Stem Academy. The backpacks contained all essential school supplies for the students in need. Who is Hussain, a community organization, has given away the backpacks to the students. This is the fourth consecutive year when this organization helps the needy students. The organization tripled the number of backpacks this year as they reached more students.

Aquil Hussain, a volunteer, said, “These are going to students that for whatever reason cannot afford their own school supplies.” Thousands of students do not have the supplies which they need in the school. The organization tries to provide an extra lift to those students. These supplies will help them to make the most of their education and school year. Mark Carson, Principal of Nicholson Stem Academy, said that he felt proud of hosting this give away event.

Carson told that the average income of a family in Englewood was $20000. He appreciated this smaller effort by the volunteers. Carson added, “This is going to prepare them to want to come back to school”. He described the doubts related to the back to school perspective in the communities like Englewood. The community, Who is Hussain, pays it forward to the new generation.

Hussain said that they wanted to contribute to the education of needy students. Our community wants to make the students watch the opportunities they have ahead in their life, he said. The school supplies will surely write a new chapter in the life of these students. A huge number of students are still looking for school supplies in communities like Englewood. These small steps will surely make a bright Chicago ahead.

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Outdoor learning is a solution to reopen schools during COVID-19 pandemic
Virtual learning is not adequate for many working families and students due to the lack
CDC put emphasis on reopening schools this fall
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasized reopening schools this fall. In the
U.S. urges citizens to home-school kids amid Coronavirus spread
The United States has begun the first week of widespread school closures amid the Coronavirus
Crossing Guards of Chicago still on duty while schools are off
Hundreds of schools are closed in Chicago due to freezing temperature but Chicago crossing guards
A teacher is under fire after a video emerges of her mistreating a special child (Video)
A Kentucky elementary school teacher has been sacked and is facing assault charges after a
Naperville Fire Department Leaders Attain Chief Fire Officer Status
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The Naperville Fire Department is proud to announce its entire chief officer staff
Springfield Woman Indicted on Charges of Fraud Related to Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Loan Program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A grand jury today returned an indictment that charges a Springfield, Ill.,
Education rule changes will provide students with a more equitable education
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) announce their
Rockford Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Illegally Possessing Firearm
ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee
City of Joliet selects Stantec for preliminary design of $600-$800 million water program
Stantec has been selected by the City of Joliet to lead the preliminary design phase of