School supply drive planned for local students in need

Collections being taken until July 15; drive-thru event planned June 28 in Waukegan

United Way

GURNEE -- United Way of Lake County is holding its annual School Supply Drive now through July 15. Community members are invited to join in by providing local students from low-income families with the supplies they need to start school ready to succeed.

This year, in addition to online donations, the School Supply Drive includes a drive-thru event. The drive-thru will be at The People’s Choice Family Fun Center, 2650 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, on June 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Donors may purchase new supplies from a wish list, including spiral notebooks, rulers, pink erasers, folders with pockets, boxes of 24 crayons, boxes of 12 colored pencils, boxes of 10 markers, packs of loose-leaf notebook paper, large glue sticks, scissors, pencil pouches/cases, yellow highlighters, packs of 10 pencils, and facial tissues. Donations may be dropped off curbside at People’s Choice. Enter on Belvidere Road and follow the signs to the drop-off location. Donors will be asked to open their trunk and stay in the car while volunteers unload supplies from the vehicle.

For more information or to sponsor a student with a $20 online donation, visit