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District 153 students mark MLK Day collecting donations for three agencies

As the nation marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, students in Homewood schools are asking friends and residents to support their efforts to assist three regional agencies by donating needed items.

Willow School is collecting for the South Suburban Humane Society, Churchill School is working with Anew (formerly South Suburban Family Shelter) and James Hart School is collecting for Respond Now.

Items can be delivered between 9 a.m. and noon to James Hart School cafeteria, 18220 Morgan St., entering Door I.

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The list of needed items follows.

Willow School/South Suburban Humane Society: Paper towels, hand sanitizer, hand soap, bleach, 8.5 X 11 copy paper; non-clumping cat litter; foil steam trays (used as litter pans); canned pate cat food; Purina Puppy Chow; disposable gloves; 55-gallon garbage bags; Purina cat/kitten chow; large rugs, blankets, towels; Kongs; gift cards to Walmart, Costco, OfficeMax, Amazon.com

Churchill School/Anew: Non-perishable food items; individually wrapped snacks for children; full sized (new and unused) personal hygiene items, including feminine hygiene products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, African American hair products, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion; gift cards to Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Jewel, Meijer, gas stations, Ikea; household items, such as napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic plates and cups, garbage bags, soap, detergent, disinfectant spray, all-purpose cleaner, AA and AAA batteries.

James Hart School/Respond Now: Non-perishable food items; personal hygiene products (new and unused), including feminine hygiene products, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion; clothing.

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