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Three Homewood schools collecting items for MLK Day

The community is asked to be part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday, Jan. 16, by donating to projects hosted by District 153’s Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools.

Items for Respond Now, ANEW and South Suburban Humane Society can be dropped off at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan Ave. in Homewood, between 9 a.m. and noon.

Each school has taken an organization and is working to meet their “wish list” of items.

James Hart students are collecting for Respond Now. Donations needed are non-perishable food items; new and unused personal hygiene items, including shampoo and conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, feminine hygiene products.

Churchill School is assisting ANEW, an organization based in Homewood that serves families impacted by domestic violence. ANEW is in need of non-perishable food items; individually wrapped snacked for children; full-sized personal hygiene items, including feminine hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, African American hair products, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, lotion.

Also, gift cards for Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Jewel, Meijer and gas stations, as well as household items, such as napkins, plastic plates and cups, garbage bags, soap, laundry detergent, disinfectant spray, all-purpose cleaner, AA and AAA batteries, toilet paper and paper towels.

Willow School is collecting for the South Suburban Humane Society. The donation list includes paper towels, hand soap, bleach, 8.5 by 11 copy paper, non-clumping cat litter, foil steam trays (used for litter pans), canned pate cat food, Purina puppy chow, disposable gloves, 55-gallon garbage bags, Purina cat/kitten chow, large rugs, blankets, towels, KONG dog toys, gift cards for Walmart, Costco, OfficeMax,

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