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Blue Island Robbins Neighborhood Network gives out backpacks & PPE for back-to-school

On a sunny Saturday recently, our Southwest Center’s Blue Island-Robbins Neighborhood Network, in collaboration with First Evangelical Lutheran Church, held a PPE and Backpack giveaway.

PPE consisted of masks for adults and children, hand sanitizer, gloves, toilet paper, and other cleaning necessities. “The Neighborhood Network worked to make sure our residents had masks and some of the basic cleaning needs like laundry detergent, hand soap, and hand sanitizer,” shares Kentric Benson, Network Coordinator for the Blue Island Robbins Neighborhood Network.

Special thanks to our Blue Island and Robbins Community Schools programs, which donated school supplies and filled the backpacks!

“Although our schools are starting the first quarter with remote learning, we wanted to make sure we provided our students with everything they would have in the classroom,” shares Kentric.